ATHENS, Georgia (AP) - An Athens Clarke-County police sergeant is back on the job six years after nearly being stabbed to death while on duty.
Sources report Sgt. Courtney Gale was sworn in again to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department this week.
Gale was working as a uniformed security guard at a supermarket when a man attacked her with a large kitchen knife. Gale was stabbed 12 times and authorities said she may have bled to death if a nurse who was shopping hadn't been nearby and helped to stop the bleeding. Gale's femoral artery was severed in the attack and she spent two weeks in a coma.
During her recovery, Gale earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Georgia worked as a civilian employee since 2012.