A Salina police officer is back at work, just months after he was shot in the eye. Chuck Huen lost his eye last September when a 19-year-old shot him during a stand-off.
Huen and four other officers entered a Salina home to investigate a possible stolen car incident. The man inside the house later killed himself in the basement.
Huen says he did his research to show that other officers in his same situation were able to return to work.
He says he didn't want to go on disability because he didn't want to sit and home. He says being a police office is what he likes to do.
"It boiled down to what I needed to do for me to provide for my family and it's what I like to do," he said.
Huen now has a prosthetic eye and re-qualified on the gun range and passed an emergency vehicle driving course.