BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Dave Woodside was shot multiple times while on a Mission trip in the Domican Republic, according to a letter emailed to various city and county officials from Chief Thomas Wood.
The letter, obtained by BocaNewsNow.com, is below. We wish this local hero a speedy recovery.
We are awaiting an official statement from the fire department.
Subject: Dave Woodside
Assistant Fire Chief Dave Woodside was on Annual Leave in the Dominican Republic for the past few days on a Mission Trip.
At 1:00AM this morning he was the victim of a home invasion and suffered two gunshot wounds.
He was stabilized at a Santiago hospital and rushed to the airport for the first commercial flight to the States.
Dave arrived around 10AM at Miami International Airport.
He was met at the Gate by Miami Dade Fire Rescue unit Rescue 12.
They agreed to transport him to St. Mary’s Hospital.
Just as they were leaving for transport Deputy Chief Glenn Joseph arrived at MIA and followed them back to West Palm Beach.
Dave arrived at St. Mary’s around 12:30PM and he was in good spirits.
Dave had surgery this evening.
Please keep Dave and his family in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Thomas R, Wood, Fire Chief
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