Dave Dempsey completes major step on road to recovery - FOX Carolina 21

Dave Dempsey completes major step on road to recovery

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate deputy who was shot in the head while responding to a burglary call in December has finished one portion of his rehabilitation.

Dave Dempsey was shot on Dec. 10, 2016 while investigating a burglary at a Taylors apartment. He spent more than a month in the hospital and has had a lengthy recovery process.

His wife, Amy Dempsey, posted on Facebook on Friday that the former Greenville County deputy had reached another milestone in his healing process.

Amy Dempsey wrote:

This past Wednesday was Dave's last day of rehab at Roger C peace for speech, occupational, and physical therapy. It has been a long 9 months of rehab trying to get him back to where he was in life before the gun shot wound. We would not be where we are today if it was not for Roger C peace. This place is top-notch!!!! They were very hard on Dave and loving at the same time. They taught him the tools that he would need in everyday life to help him get back to what he loves... Carpentry, helping others, and hopefully soon he will be driving. While rehab is over for the time being... this is the beginning of Dave's healing and rerouting and rewiring his brain while spending time in his barn building things and fixing things. Cognitively, he just can't figure some things out. It's all part of the process for the brain injury. Emotionally, it's super duper difficult. Most people don't realize that emotions are a very important part of how someone functions... but he surprises me every day with how hard he works at it. Praising God all the way!
Dempsey Strong Baby!!!

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