Ali RosenSep 26, 2017, 9:47 pmSep 26, 2017, 9:55 pm

Yonkers police officer shot during car stop leaves hospital

Large crowd welcomes officer as she is released from Jacobi Medical Center

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Yonkers police officer Kayla Mawr came out of the Jacobi Medical Center smiling as she was met with open arms from her brothers and sisters in blue on tuesday.

The two-year veteran who was wounded by a bullet to her jaw late Monday night after she and another officer stopped a car while responding to reports of suspicious activity in the area.

Her mother, a retired NYPD Sargent, was with her as she exited the hospital to meet a standing ovation. She was then escorted home by a Yonkers police motorcade.

Kayla Mahr will continue her recovery at home.

Mayor Spano described Monday night as one of the darkest days in his history as mayor but Tuesday as his brightest.

“It turned out to be probably the happiest day that I can point to as mayor in six years,” Spano said. “I couldn't be more proud of the men and women in blue in Yonkers and I certainly couldn't be more proud of Kayla. She's a gutsy one, she really is.”

This is the first time in 30 years a Yonkers police officer was shot.

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