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Alex Collins, deputy shot by ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner, returns to work, report says

Alexis Collins, Sheriff's deputy injured during Christopher Dorner's manhunt, returns to work after seven months CBS Los Angeles

Alex Collins, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy injured during the Feb. 2013 manhunt for Christopher Dorner, returning to work on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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(CBS) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy, who was shot in February by rogue ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, returned to work Monday, according to CBS Los Angeles

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Alex Collins has reportedly spent the last seven months recovering from an ambush attack by Dorner, in which he was shot in the face, hang and leg.

Deputy Jeremiah Mackay was killed in the same ambush.

In an interview, Collins told the station, "I feel great. Like I said before, since I woke up in the hospital, my number one goal was to get back to work. And that was kind of what was so scary about it, we didn't know if I was going to be able to come back, if I was going to be able to walk, run."

Collins is not out in the field yet but has been assigned to modified duty. He is able to walk, ride a bike and is looking forward to running again, according to the station.

The manhunt for Dorner is considered the biggest in Southern California history. A $1 million rewardwas split among three parties in connection with Dorner's capture.

Dorner had vowed warfare on Los Angeles Police Department officers and their families for what he called an unfair firing.He killed four people, including two law enforcement officers, during his nearly one-week run from authorities that ended with his death on Feb. 12.

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  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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