Compton deputy thanks supporters in video message weeks after she and her partner were shot, wounded

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A positive update this Thanksgiving from one of two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who were shot and wounded Sept. 12 in an ambush attack in Compton.

The LASD tweeted an emotional video of Deputy Claudia Apolinar.

The 31-year-old mother said she wanted to thank everyone for the support she and her partner have received over that last few weeks.

This video marks the first time Apolinar's face has been seen publicly since the incident.

The Sheriff's Department promised she was smiling beneath the mask.

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