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Officer Injured in Beltline Foot Chase Anxious to Return to Work

Posted March 13, 2007 12:40 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh police officer struck by a car while pursuing a wanted suspect has released a statement.

Steven Salina was injured Feb. 27 when he was involved in a foot pursuit with William Davis Henry on the Beltline.

Since the accident, Salina said he is focusing on his recovery and hopes to get back to work soon.

“I am progressing well and expect to make a complete recovery. I love my job as a police officer, and I am anxious to return to it. One of my goals is to go back to work sooner than physicians and therapists expect," Salina said in the statement. "My parents and I are grateful for God's watch, care and protection over me. We are also grateful for the tremendous outpouring of prayer and support from the community as a whole and from my coworkers at the Raleigh Police Department."