UNIONTOWN, OH (WOIO) - It has been nearly two years since Uniontown Police Sgt. David White was shot multiple times. He has finally been given the all-clear from his doctor, and hopefully won’t have anymore surgeries.
“Most people didn’t think I was going to make it. I didn’t think I was going to make it,” White told Cleveland 19′s Lacey Crisp.
He was sent to a domestic violence call, a house he’d been to before. Ryan Probst, 28, had a gun and had assaulted his wife.
Probst shot white four times. Then Probst was shot by another officer and killed. A new series on Discovery called “Body Cam” walks viewers through the body camera video to show, step by step, what happened.
“They want people to walk in our shoes and see what we went through, and what we did. It’s like you’ll be right there with us,” White said.
White warns, some of it can be tough to watch. “It’s pretty intense. Most of the body cam footage is there. Very graphic,” White said.
The crew spent four days in Uniontown gathering video and conducting interviews. White admits the hardest part about reliving that night was to see how tough it was on his wife. “More or less realize what she went through as a wife and how hard it was for her,” White explained.
White says he agreed to be a part of the show because it has a goal. “The purpose of it was to bring police and citizens back together and rebuild relationships."
White says he hopes the show will bridge a gap between police and the public. “We’ll risk our lives, we’ll give our lives if need be, to get the job done.”
“That this show is an entertainment show done with disregard to the families involved and it is a great disappointment that the shooting of an officer and the death of someone is now being used for entertainment television,” says Susan Troyer, Ryan Probst’s biological mother.
The show premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m.