A Huntsville Police officer assaulted Friday morning is out of the hospital and expected to make a full recovery, an official said.

Huntsville Police Spokesman Lt. Stacy Bates said officer Ricky McCarver was released Sunday, a day after having surgery. McCarver, who is a patrol officer, has been with the department nine years, Bates said.

McCarver suffered head and facial injuries in the assault, which occurred on Church Street in downtown Huntsville. John Lee Bullard was later arrested on assault charges.

Anyone wanting to send well wishes to McCarver can do so by mailing or dropping them off at the Huntsville Police Department’s South Precinct located at 7900 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, AL 35802

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