Sgt. Brian Sharp thanks community for ‘unwavering support’

Sgt. Brian Sharp thanks community for ‘unwavering support’
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office
The community will welcome Sergeant First Class Brian Sharp to Coeur d'Alene with a police escort Friday. 

Sergeant 1st Class Brian Sharp and his family thanked the public on Saturday for the warm welcome they received during their recent visit to North Idaho.

Community members gathered in Coeur d’Alene on Friday to welcome Sharp, his wife and daughter to the area.

In a statement provided to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Sharp said:

“Thank you. My family and I are truly humbled by your unwavering support and patriotism. Your display of community has lifted the spirits of my family and the families of the fallen.”

You can view his full statement below.

Hundreds of people lined the roadway yesterday to welcome a wounded warrior back to the northwest. Today, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Sharp shared this letter thanking the community for so much support. #4NewsNow #military #woundedwarrior

— Ariana Lake (@arianaKXLY) August 31, 2019

Earlier this year, Sharp and his fellow Green Berets were on a joint mission in Afghanistan when they were ambushed by their own Afghan support team. He was shot multiple times and almost died in the field.

READ: Community lines highway to welcome wounded warrior to Coeur d’Alene