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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with Phil and Elizabeth Grigg on April 11, 2014. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with Phil and Elizabeth Grigg on April 11, 2014.
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Elizabeth Grigg speaking at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital on April 11. Elizabeth Grigg speaking at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital on April 11.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The wife of a sheriff posse member shot on New Year's Eve is speaking out about his recovery.

Elizabeth Grigg's 25th wedding anniversary is next month and she's happy to say her husband is expected to live to celebrate with her.

For several months, Phil Grigg has been getting medical treatment at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital.

According to his wife, on at least two occasions they thought they lost him, but he is a fighter which is evident by the way he jumped in during the officer-involved shooting on Jan. 31, 2013.

The doctors told his wife he lost a lot of blood and that the recovery process would be a slow and long one, but every day he shows improvements. Even speaking his first words were "hey babe" and for his wife, those words and his actions are admirable.

"Overwhelming proud. I'm like really impressed how he did. It's just unbelievable," Phil Grigg's wife, Elizabeth Grigg said.

"He's tough army and I just can't praise him enough," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

The doctors do not know yet when Phil Grigg might be released from the hospital.

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