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NYPD officer Craig Bier shot in Queens

Police conduct a search and investigation in the

Police conduct a search and investigation in the vicinity of Union Hall Street and 106th Street after Sgt. Craig Bier, 44, was shot. (Aug. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Craig Bier, a 15-year NYPD veteran officer from Hicksville, was shot in the legs in Jamaica, police say.

NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier is applauded by fellow
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier is applauded by fellow officers and others upon his release from Jamaica Hospital. Bier, a 15-year veteran whose father is a retired NYPD detective, was shot after he and his partner attempted to stop a man on a bicycle who fled when he saw the officers as they patrolled in an unmarked van on 107th Avenue in South Jamaica Wednesday. (Aug. 10, 2012)

NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier waves as he is
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NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier waves as he is released from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. (Aug. 10, 2012)

NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier is aided as he
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier is aided as he gets into a vehicle after he was released from Jamaica Hospital. Bier, a 15-year veteran whose father is a retired NYPD detective, was shot after he and his partner attempted to stop a man on a bicycle who fled when he saw the officers as they patrolled in an unmarked van on 107th Avenue in South Jamaica Wednesday. (Aug. 10, 2012)

A poster of John Thomas the alleged shooter
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A poster of John Thomas the alleged shooter of Craig Bier, a 15-year police veteran from Hicksville who was shot in South Jamaica, Queens. (August 9, 2012)

Sgt. Craig Bier with son, Jaxon, 4, in
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Sgt. Craig Bier with son, Jaxon, 4, in an undated photo. Bier is expected to make a full recovery after he was shot in the legs in Queens on Aug. 8, 2012, police said.

NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier, of Hicksville, was shot
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NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier, of Hicksville, was shot in both legs Aug. 8 in Jamaica, Queens, police said.

Police commissioner Ray Kelly holds a gun he
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Police commissioner Ray Kelly holds a gun he says was used in the shooting of an NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier, 44, from the department's Queens gang unit. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visit the hospital where NYPD Sgt. Craig Bier is being treated. At the Queens hospital, Bloomberg said, “Another night, and another shooting of one of our finest." (Aug. 9, 2012)

Police conduct a search and investigation in the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police conduct a search and investigation in the vicinity of Union Hall Street and 106th Street in Jamaica, Queens, after Sgt. Craig Bier was shot. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Police conduct a search and investigation in the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police conduct a search and investigation in the vicinity of Union Hall Street and 106th Street in Jamaica, Queens, after Sgt. Craig Bier of Hicksville was shot. Bier is expected to make a full recovery. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Police conduct a search and investigation in the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police conduct a search and investigation in the vicinity of Union Hall Street and 106th Street in Jamaica, Queens, after Sgt. Craig Bier, 44, of Hicksville, was shot. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Police said Sgt. Craig Bier was shot after
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police said Sgt. Craig Bier was shot after he and his partner, Det. Nicholas Romano, attempted to stop a man on a bicycle as they patrolled in an unmarked van on 107th Avenue in South Jamaica at about 10:40 p.m. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Police conduct a search and investigation in the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police conduct a search and investigation in the vicinity of Union Hall Street and 106th Street after Sgt. Craig Bier, 44, was shot. (Aug. 8, 2012)

NYPD officers investigate the scene of the shooting
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

NYPD officers investigate the scene of the shooting of Sgt. Craig Bier, 44, of Hicksville. Assigned to the Queens gang unit, Bier, a 15-year veteran officer whose father is a retired NYPD detective, is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a news conference Thursday. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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