Burleson County Chief Deputy released from hospital

Community members were invited to welcome John Pollock home along Highway 60 and Raymond Stotzer Parkway
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Burleson County Chief Deputy John Pollock was released from St. Joseph Hospital Friday afternoon after he was shot while trying to serve a warrant Tuesday night.

Family and friends of Pollock came out to celebrate his recovery as he traveled home. The chief deputy left St. Joseph around 12:15 p.m. Friday.

Well-wishers watched as the procession drove through Brazos County and into Burleson County on Raymond Stotzer and Highway 60 to show their appreciation for Pollock’s service.

Lines of vehicles and people on each side of the highway welcomed him back to Burleson County and also backed the blue, showing support for law enforcement.

Pollock is still on the road to recovery.

“Yes, sir! He is a great man,” said Jenna Hooks. She and Ava Hooks are Pollock’s nieces. They were also part of the roadside celebration.

“And I’m very grateful that he made it out. It’s very grateful being here and yes, we said lots of prayers for him,” said Jenna.

“Well, I kind of miss and I really like him,” said Ava.

First responders including firefighters, constables and multiple law enforcement agencies were part of the procession, including a PHI Medical Helicopter.

“This is the least that we can do, stand out here and just welcome him home. We’re glad that he is recovering well, and we just want to let him know that we support him as family and as community,” said Justin Lopez, a family friend of John Pollock.

Lopez came with some local Jeep groups.

“John Pollock is much more than that badge. He is a selfless person. He is a community man, family man and so this just shows his continued bravery as he’s recovering from his gunshot wound on Tuesday so we are not surprised that he is being released from the hospital and doing well well,” said Lopez.

Pollock underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Texas Rangers have taken the lead on the shooting investigation. The gunman was killed after an eight hour standoff with law enforcement. A State Trooper was shot in the arm by the suspect being served a warrant.

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