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Provo police officer returns to duty after being injured in shooting

Sep 27, 2021, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:03 pm
FILE: Officer John Oseguera with the Provo Police Department. (Provo PD)...
FILE: Officer John Oseguera with the Provo Police Department. (Provo PD)
(Provo PD)

PROVO, Utah — A Provo police officer who was shot twice and suffered a head wound during a shooting in February has returned to duty, according to officials with the Provo Police Department.

“After several months of recovery due to gunshot wounds, Officer (John) Oseguera is now back on the road,” police said. “During his recovery, Officer Oseguera always kept his positive and happy spirit. The Oseguera family appreciates all the love and support. Welcome back, Officer Osegura!”

Police said the suspect in the shooting, 44-year-old Keith Justin Taylor, ran into his Provo apartment as officers tried to arrest him, grabbed an AR-15 style rifle and began shooting at officers on Feb. 25.

Oseguera was shot twice and suffered a head wound from shrapnel during the shooting.

Oseguera was taken to Utah Valley Hospital where he underwent surgery. He was released a week later and was greeted by officers from several departments at the hospital.

Officer John Oseguera leaves Utah Valley Hospital on March 4, 2021. (Provo Police Department) Officer John Oseguera leaves Utah Valley Hospital on March 4, 2021. (Provo Police Department)

Taylor was released from the hospital and was booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of felony discharge of a firearm and three counts of attempted aggravated murder.

The Utah County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Protocol Team is still investigating the shooting.

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