Davenport police officer receives Purple Heart Award after surviving shooting

Officer Ryan Leabo with the Davenport Police Department has been awarded the Purple Heart Award after surviving a shooting on the job. (Davenport Police Department)
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport police officer has been awarded the Iowa State Police Association Purple Heart Award after surviving a violent attack while on the job.

Officer Ryan Leabo received the award Tuesday night, according to a post on the Davenport Police Department's Facebook page. He was seriously injured after being involved in a foot chase with a suspect in April. He was shot in the chest and leg during an altercation.

Police say Officer Leabo was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time and prevailed and has since recovered.

Brett Dennis Sr. is charged with Attempted Murder in the shooting.