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Peel officer shot at Brampton courthouse released from hospital

Const. Mike Klarenbeek was released from hospital on April 4, 2014. PEEL POLICE.

A Peel police officer who was shot at a Brampton courthouse last week has been released from hospital.

Const. Mike Klarenbeek was injured while on duty at the A. Grenville and William Davis Court on Hurontario Street on March 28.

A gunman walked in to the courthouse and opened fire. He was shot dead by police. The province’s Special Investigations Unit later identified him as Charnjit “Sonny” Bassi, 45, of Brampton. There has been no motive for the shooting.

Klarenbeek, 53, had served on the force for 29 years. When he was released from hospital on Friday, he posed in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey and gave the “thumbs up” sign.

His wife Lynn release a statement thanking police, media and staff at Sunnybrook for their care.

“My family and I are very thankful that Mike is able to come home today. Our police family has been very supportive and have taken very good care of us. Mike and I have both been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. It has been unbelievable.

“We would like to thank everyone, including the media, for all of the support. We particularly would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and all those who were responsible for providing excellent medical care to Mike over the past week. We have released a picture of Mike and he wants everyone to know how thankful and lucky he feels.

“It is hard to begin to thank so many people, but in due time we will be able to. Today Mike is coming home to continue his recovery and we ask that you give him some privacy to do so.”

Police said the Klarenbeek family would not be doing any interviews at this time.