MPD Chief Seth Herman shares update on Officer Zack Owens

(Photo: GoFundMe)

MIDLAND, TX (KOSA) -- The Midland Police Department has shared new details on Officer Zack Owens.

The following comes from Midland Police Chief Seth Herman:

“Zack’s condition is stable, but the extensive nature of his injuries will continue to require surgeries in order to repair damage. Doctors are currently focusing on his arm and hand - awaiting improvement in his condition before tackling his eye.

Zack is in good spirits and expressed his desire to return to work as soon as possible - requesting that his position as a patrol officer be held until he is recovered.

Although the road will be long and would be difficult for a lesser person, Zack’s strength and perseverance will overcome every obstacle placed before him. He is a warrior in every sense of the word and will undoubtedly return to the profession for which he was born - protecting good people from bad.”
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A GoFundMe page has been set up for Midland Police Officer Zack Owens.

He was shot multiple times in the arm and hand according to the page.

He also has glass shards in his eye, which a family member says is his most serious injury.

An Odessa Police officer and a Texas State Trooper were also shot Saturday. Investigators say neither have life-threatening injuries.