The Peel Regional Police officer wounded in last week's shooting at a Brampton, Ont., courthouse has been released from hospital.
Peel police issued a release Friday saying Const. Mike Klarenbeek has been sent home to recover from injuries suffered Friday when he was shot while working at the security area of Grenville and William Davis Court in Brampton. The man who shot Klarenbeek was fatally shot by police at the scene.
Klarenbeek's wife, Lynn, issued a statement thanking everyone for support shown to her family.
“My family and I are very thankful that Mike is able to come home today," reads the statement.
"Our police family has been very supportive and have taken very good care of us. Mike and I have both been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. It has been unbelievable. We would like to thank everyone, including the media, for all of the support.
"We particularly would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and all those who were responsible for providing excellent medical care to Mike over the past week. We have released a picture of Mike and he wants everyone to know how thankful and lucky he feels.
"Today Mike is coming home to continue his recovery and we ask that you give him some privacy to do so.”
The Peel Regional Police asked that the family's request for privacy be respected while Klarenbeek recovers.