St. Paul Police Chief Thanks Officers Who Had Run in With Gunman

Updated: 01/17/2013 5:06 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Today the St. Paul Police Chief is shaking the hands of two brave police officers.

Last week we showed you video where officer Daniel King and officer Brian Wanschura survived an ambush back in October.

The gunman opened fired on the men and when it was all over officer King was shot in the arm and his partner saved his life. The gunman was dead.

Thursday police chief Tom Smith expressed his thanks.

"They make me extremely proud. I hope they make all the citizens of St. Paul proud, because they're willing to go into harm's way and do the things most people don't understand," said chief Smith.

Officer King is still recovering from his injuries and is not back on the job. Officer Wanschura wasn't hurt and is back at work.