The Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face earlier this week is progressing well, according to the sheriff's department.

In a press release from the sheriff's department, Deputy Alex Ladwig, his family, and the department want to thank everyone for their outreach, support, concerns, and well wishes during his recovery.

Ladwig also wrote a letter saying thank you to the community.

Hey y'all. Words cannot begin to describe how overwhelming your support has been. It was an amazing job by all who participated in the apprehension of Tuesday's suspect and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all for doing what you've been trained to do. Running towards the threat, where/when everyone else is running away from it. The outpouring support and grace has truly been inspiring to me and I am so thankful to have a family, both work and blood family, that will drop everything at a moments notice. The hospital staff has been nothing but spectacular also. Thank you all for the visits, the gifts, the donations, and the kind words that are so encouraging and motivating.

P.S. Getting shot in the dome piece sucks!

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According to a press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, on Tuesday, June 28, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Ladwig was shot by Nicory Marquis Spann, 27, of Sacramento, in the face during an altercation near Watt Avenue and I-80. Spann was arrested later in the evening after fleeing the scene.

Ladwig has another surgery on his road to recovery. He is currently in good spirits and responsive with his family is by his side. The deputy is expected to be in the hospital for a couple more days.

Additional updates on Ladwig’s condition and recovery will come from the sheriff’s Department.