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Detective Kevin Herlihy, right, listens as Detective Kevin Brennan, responds to questions during a news conference Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 in New York. Photo by: AP/ Frank Franklin II

Hero NYPD cop who survived bullet wound to head wants back on force

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Detective Kevin Herlihy, right, listens as Detective Kevin Brennan, responds to questions during a news conference Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 in New York. Photo by: AP/ Frank Franklin II

Will he return to patrol duty on the city streets?  “No, I think I’d be single if that was the case,” Brennan laughed.

“I assume I’ll be doing some kind of inside detective investigation type work. My time on the street is going to be on hold for now.”

Last month Brennan was promoted from officer to detective during an emotional ceremony presided over by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.  Also promoted was another hero Irish American detective, Kevin Herlihy, who survived a gunshot wound to the arm during a Valentine’s Day shootout at a subway station in Harlem.

Brennan also rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, February 29, something that he said he never thought he’d have the chance to do.

Kelly summed it up best after that event: “Kevin is a hero in every sense of the word. We thank God that it turned out the way it did. We’re all extremely proud of him.”

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