HESTERFIELD — The Hermann police officer who survived a shooting last month will leave Mercy Hospital and fly to Colorado on Tuesday morning, according to the police department.
Officer Adam Sullentrup was shot in the head March 12 at a Casey’s convenience store in Hermann when he and Hermann police Detective Sgt. Mason Griffith tried to arrest a man for multiple warrants.
Griffith was also shot during the altercation and died.
In the days following the shooting, Sullentrup was in a medically induced coma and underwent multiple surgeries, including one to repair his spleen. Sullentrup was also shot in the side and broke a rib.
Hermann police on Monday announced “with great joy” that the officer would be leaving Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur around 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday and would be escorted by his family, friends and first responders to Spirit of St. Louis airport in Chesterfield. He’s headed to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.
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