CHICAGO (WLS) — Injured Chicago Police Officer Danny Golden is getting an escort home after he was released from a rehab facility Friday
Officer Golden has been at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab after a shooting outside a bar in Beverly while he was off-duty left him partially paralyzed.
Video of Officer Golden showed him taking some steps with the help of a walker. His father said Golden is working tirelessly to walk down the aisle at his wedding.
Chicago police and other law enforcement are escorting Officer Golden home.
Eleventh Ward Alderman Nicole Lee and 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea have asked people to line the streets and show their support.
The last month was a long one for Golden and his family, but his welcome home is considered a miracle after what he endured.
He was greeted with hugs and cheers before police escorted the procession to the South Side.
“This is such a wonderful story. You mark my words, Danny Golden is gonna walk again,” 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea said. “Danny Golden is going to continue to serve on the Chicago Police Department. Danny Golden is gonna marry his sweetheart. Next October, he’s gonna make his way down that aisle.”
The route will be:
-Shirley Ryan Ability Lab east to Lake Shore Drive
-Lake Shore Drive south to Dan Ryan Expressway (via I-55), exit at 31st Street
-31st Street west to Wells Street
-Wells Street south to 33rd Street
-33rd Street west to Shields Avenue (North side of Armour Square Park)
-Shields Avenue south to 35th Street (West side of Armour Square Park)
-35th Street east to Dan Ryan Expressway
-Dan Ryan Expressway south to I-57, exit at Halsted Street
-99th Street west to Vincennes Avenue
-Vincennes Avenue south to 103rd Street
-103rd Street west to Pulaski Road
-Escort will end at Pulaski Road (family request)
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