Birmingham officer injured in shooting greeted by professional bass angler

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police Officer Cullen Stafford is still recovering from gunshot wounds following last Wednesday’s shooting.

To help aid in the recovery, professional bass angler Gerald Swindle visited Stafford in his hospital room.

In a video posted on the department’s Facebook page, Swindle is seen shaking Stafford’s hand and giving him a few encouraging words as well as some memorabilia.

Swindle was the 2004 and 2016 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and he and Stafford share a passion for fishing according to the post.

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