Officer Back on Duty After Shooting of Escapee

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming officer who shot an escaped killer from Utah is back on the beat after his bosses determined his actions were justified.

Cpl. Mike Picerno of the Sweetwater County sheriff's office was placed on paid leave after shooting Danny Gallegos at the end of a high-speed chase Sept. 29.

Sheriff Rich Haskell says Corporal Picerno and others had to take swift, effective action to stop the escaped prisoners who were armed and considered dangerous.