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WWE star John Cena surprises Colorado Springs officer who is recovering after being shot in head

The actor, pro wrestler and media personality visited Officer Cem Duzel and his family at their New York home Friday. Duzel continues his rehabilitation therapy.

NEW YORK — Colorado Springs police officer Cem Duzel and his family received the surprise of their lives Friday morning as WWE star John Cena showed up at their home in New York.

Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) shared the sweet meeting via their Facebook page:

The actor, pro wrestler and media personality recorded a video in March offering words of encouragement to Duzel. Cena recorded the video from the Vancouver set of his new movie, "Playing With Fire."

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Duzel was critically injured during an exchange of gunfire with an armed suspect on Aug. 2, 2018. CSPD and others documented Duzel's recovery as he improved from being bound to a wheelchair to walking.

He recently returned to his home state of New York to undergo rehabilitation therapy for the upcoming months. 

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