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Colorado Springs police asks for birthday cards for wounded officer

Posted: 7:52 PM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-15 02:01:51Z

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking the public to help boost the spirits of a wounded officer and is soliciting birthday cards for officer Cem Duzel.

Officer Duzel was shot during an altercation with a suspect on Aug. 2.

Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, 31, an Iraqi refugee accused of critically wounding Duzel, had been drinking and became confrontational before the shooting , according to authorities.

Duzel is currently being treated at a Denver rehabilitation hospital.

Colorado Springs police took to social media Friday, asking the public to make his upcoming birthday special.

You may send birthday wishes to: Police Operations Center, 705 S. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 ATTN: Lt. Black.