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Ozark officer critically injured showing improvement

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Published: Dec. 16, 2019 at 4:40 PM CST
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The Ozark Police officer critically wounded in a shootout with a suspect is showing improvement.

Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker gave an update on the status Sameul Yoh again Monday afternoon.

He says that Yoh still has a long way to go, but the progress he's made since Friday is quote "amazing."

Walker says Officer Yoh is coherent and acknowledges friends and family in a non-verbal manner.

He is also breathing without assistance for short periods of time.

Yoh was shot 6 times when he answered a call Thursday, December 12th.

3 of the shots hit Yoh in the head. Another officer then shot and killed the man who wounded Officer Yoh.

Yoh has 3 children and he and his wife are expecting the birth of their daughter in February 2020.

In support of the family, there is a

account set up by officer Yoh's family. The page says the money will go towards medical bills and family expenses. So far, more than $15,000 has been pledged.

Also, an account has been set up for Officer Yoh and his family at Synovus Bank and donations are being accepted at the Ozark Police Department. Donations will be accepted to aid this family during Christmas and through their time of need. Drop off items at the Ozark Police Department at 275 North Union Avenue in Ozark.

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