by Wyoming Public Safety Information Office
Investigations into January 29 shootings will continue as Wyoming Public Safety and the Michigan State Police continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses.
The suspect in the shooting of Wyoming Public Safety Officer Frank Hartuniewicz remains hospitalized at this time in critical condition. He has yet to be charged or arraigned in the shootings, so his name is not being confirmed or released.
A 15-year-veteran officer, Hartuniewicz was resting comfortably at home on Friday, recovering from wounds he received during Thursday’s shooting. He and his family will not be doing interviews but have released the following statement:
As a family, we appreciate the many thoughts, prayers and kind words we have received over the past 24 hours. This has been an extremely challenging time, and we are so grateful for the tremendous support of our community. We also want to recognize the many officers and departments who immediately came to the aid of Wyoming Public Safety yesterday.
It has been my honor to have served as an officer for the City of Wyoming for the past 15 years, and I look forward to returning to duty when I am able. We appreciate the media’s sensitivity at this time and ask they continue to respect our privacy.
Wyoming Public Safety Director Jim Carmody praised the work of Hartuniewicz, Wyoming Public Safety officers and other departments and agencies who responded to the shootings. He also echoed thanks posted to Facebook for the outpouring of community support that his team has received.