EPD's Smith returns after being shot

Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith was thrown a surprise party by his department Nov. 6 in celebration of his return to patrol.

Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith, who was reported shot while on duty by Malcolm Antwann Orr on New Year’s Day, 2016, was shocked when the television cameras were turned on him again on Nov. 6 at the department’s headquarters during what Smith believed was a community outreach event.

The EPD officer recently made national news after he was shot multiple times while attempting to detain an armed robbery suspect who had allegedly attempted to rob several patrons of a gas station located in downtown Estill. Smith survived being shot in the neck and arm, and vowed from his hospital bed he would return to serve his community as soon as he was physically able.

“I got through it really well from the department and people from all across the world reaching out to me and giving me support and well-wishes,” said EPD Officer Quincy. “It’s been great.”

Although he survived a nearly fatal attack, Smith stated he has no fear of returning to patrol.

“I was ready to come back for almost a year now, so no jitters that I can tell you of right now. I’m just ready to get out there on the road,” Smith stated with a smile.