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Updated Jul 2, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Sheriff’s posse member to leave hospital after 7 months

PHOENIX — A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office volunteer posse member who
was shot on New Year’s Eve while trying to help a Phoenix police officer finally
is getting out of the hospital.

Sheriff’s officials said 63-year-old Philip Grigg is scheduled to leave Scottsdale Osborne Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Grigg was shot Dec. 31 when he came to the aid of Phoenix Officer
Scott Sefranka, who had been pursuing two robbery suspects.

The suspects had reportedly made off with $18,000 but crashed their getaway car
when Sefranka began the chase.

A fight ensued when Sefranka approached the suspects and one of them was able
to grab the officer’s gun and shot both Grigg and Sefranka.

Grigg was placed in a medically induced coma for several days in February.


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