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By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – Woodville police officer Troy Costello continues to recover from surgeries following a shooting in Woodville.

Costello’s wife, Dalynda, has provided updates on his condition via Facebook, and community support has continued to pour out for the wounded lawman. Costello was the victim of a shooting on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 17.

The suspect who shot him, Reggie Owens, of Hemphill, was later killed, following a manhunt by officers from multiple agencies, after he fled into the woods.

Dalynda Costello said she wanted to thank everyone in the community who has prayed for Troy. “I don’t think anyone knows how much I truly appreciate it. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart,” she said, and added that she is excited to be able to tell Troy how much he is loved by his community.

Following plastic surgery, Troy has improved and has been able to get up and move around with physical therapy. He continues to recover in a hospital in the Houston area.

An account has been opened at Stellar Bank in Woodville under Dalynda Costello’s name. All of the bank tellers are aware of the account, so anyone wishing to donate to the fund to help the family need only to give her’s or Troy’s name in order to make a deposit.

“Please continue to keep him in your prayers. He still has a ways to go. We appreciate you all,” Dalynda Costello posted to her Facebook page on Sunday.

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