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Officer Michael Dickinson, the Batesville police officer shot in the line of duty is now out of the hospital and back home.

Dickinson was released from the White River Medical Center on Wednesday.

He then received an escort from the entire police department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Survival Flight, the administration and staff at White River Medical Center, Independence County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas Department of Parole and Probation in a parade fashion.

Dickinson was shot three times while investigating a domestic dispute on November 3rd. Police then shot and killed the alleged gunman, 44-year-old Marvin Stair.

Accounts have been established at First Community Bank and Centennial Bank for Dickinson’s medical and living expenses.

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