LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Friday, a Jones County sheriff's deputy reminded us we all have something to be thankful for because life is indeed a precious gift.
Deputy Tony Stiles cut the ribbon at the Salvation Army Angel Tree kickoff in Laurel. This past July, Stiles was shot several times and left critically injured during a hostage standoff in Jones County. Four month later he's back home and said he planning to return to work in law enforcement within the next eight to ten months.
Stiles said he has several more surgeries to undergo but he is feeling great. He said he is grateful to the community for the love they have shown.