By PoliceOne Staff CASPER, Wyo. — The mother of a police officer critically wounded in a shootout received a memorable Mother’s Day gift. Casper Officer Jacob Carlson was able to respond to his mother’s questions Sunday, Oil City News reports. The Casper Police Department wrote on its Facebook page that Carlson is now alert and able to “wiggle the toes of both feet and fingers of both hands” in response to commands. Carlson was also able to respond to “yes” and “no” questions from staff and his family, including his mother, for the first time since he was injured. The department said Carlson’s mother was at his side in the ICU for Mother’s Day. “Jacob is clearly frustrated with the breathing tube that prevents him from speaking, but there remains medical reasons for keeping it in place,” the department said. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = ‘’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Latest Update on Officer Carlson 5/13/18 4:30pm. Officer Jacob Carlson continues to steadily improve. Every day he…

Posted by Casper Police Department on Sunday, May 13, 2018

On May 6, Carlson and another officer were called to a park after reports that a young child was driving a car with a man, identified as 38-year-old David Wolosin, in the passenger seat. When the officers questioned Wolosin, the man suddenly opened fire on the officers. Carlson was struck by at least five bullets as he returned fire. Wolosin was killed during the incident. While the officer still has a long road to recovery, the department said it was a beautiful Mother’s Day for Carlson and his mother. “Jacob faces still more challenges, but today, on Mother’s Day, it was as beautiful inside the ICU as it was outside,” the department said.

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