2nd officer stabbed in Medford attack released from hospital

Officers Brendan Gallagher and Ray Stock were stabbed while responding to a call about an altercation between roommates at the Blue Ridge condo complex.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2023, 10:39 AM

Updated 463 days ago

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The second officer stabbed last week in Medford was released from Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday.     
On Dec. 28, officers Brendan Gallagher and Ray Stock were stabbed while responding to a call about an altercation between roommates at the Blue Ridge condo complex.  
Gallagher, who had already been released, was stabbed in the chest through his bullet proof vest.     
Stock was stabbed in his neck and groin area. 
Gallagher was the one to wheel out his partner on his way out of the hospital.
“It’s a great day, it’s a great day of our officers are going to be going home to be with their family,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison.
During his recovery, Stock had to be put on a ventilator for five days. When he woke up, he was stunned to find out it was 2023. 
Stock still has damage to his vocal cords. Doctors are hoping he makes a full recovery.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Harrison and Stony Brook University Hospital Chief, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Dr. James Vosswinkel joined hundreds of officers supporting him as he left the hospital.  
Dr. James Vosswinkel at press conference. CREDIT: Brent Singleton
“His recovery is nothing short of a miracle,” said Suffolk PBA President Noel DiGerolamo. “Only by the grace of God, all the people who were praying for him day in and day out.”
Bellone said that Stock is going to continue his recovery at home.
Stock is heading into the new year not only on the road to recovery, but also on the road to becoming a father - as he and his wife are expecting their first child.


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