Posey Co. Deputy Hicks returns to Evansville

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Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 9:51 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Posey County Sheriff’s deputy recovering from being shot in the head returned to Evansville for additional treatment Tuesday evening.

Dozens of people were there with plenty of signs and hugs as Deputy Bryan Hicks arrived at Evansville Regional Airport.

Deputy Hicks was shot in the head while responding to a wellness check in September. He has since been recovering and going through rehab.

His parents told 14 News he’s doing remarkably well as far as recovery goes.

“He’s worked hard,” his father Keith said. “When he first got there, [there was] no movement in the right leg, no movement in the right arm, but now he’s able to use them. He can function with them. He can walk.”

This is the first time Hicks has been back in the area since it all started, and people are now breathing with a sigh of relief.

“Still got a long way to go, but to have him here over the holidays makes Christmas really special,” said his father.

Hicks’s family said he’s extremely happy to be back home.

“He’s ecstatic about being home,” Keith said. “Even though it’s going to be out of Gateway, but he is home and he’s excited about that part of it.”

Although he still has plenty of procedures to go, being home for the holidays is a real blessing.

Deputy Hicks received a police escort to the next step of his recovery.

The suspected shooter, 70-year-old Paul Wiltshire is facing an attempted murder charge.

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