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Brian Van Berkum released from hospital; welcomed back to South Sioux City

Mason DockterMay 16, 2019

SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- Officer Brian Van Berkum, who sustained two gunshot wounds in his leg and abdomen in an early Saturday morning gunfire exchange in South Sioux City, returned home with pomp and circumstance just before noon Thursday.

Van Berkum was released from MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center around 11:30 a.m., where an escort of South Sioux City Police, Woodbury County Sheriff’s personnel and motorcycles from the Iron Pigs club took him back to South Sioux City. Law enforcement from Sergeant Bluff, Sioux Falls and Union County, South Dakota, also took part, as did the South Sioux City Fire Department and the American Legion.

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