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A round of applause for an NYPD officer as he leaves the hospital

Posted: 3:27 PM, Jan 05, 2013
Updated: 2013-01-05 15:32:49-05

MORRIS PARK, BRONX (PIX11) –  Officer Juan Pichardo left Jacobi Medical Center Saturday afternoon to a round of applause and bagpipes.

Thursday evening two men walked into Pichardo’s family’s Bronx car dealership, zip-tied his hands along with and a coworker, and forced them into the back.

The off duty officer got free and was shot in the leg.

The alleged shooters were caught later that day.