BEAUMONT, Texas — A Sour Lake police officer will be able to have some time at home after several long months of recovery. 

Officer Bill McKeon was brutally beaten on Memorial Day, resulting in several serious injuries. 

McKeon's daughter posted on Facebook Sunday that he is up and about, and will be discharged from the facility he's currently in on October 9. 

He will be transferred to another facility for residential rehab where he'll spend the next few months continuing to recover. McKeon will "be able to come home on weekend passes," according to the post. 

The post says "Officer Bill sends his thanks and appreciation" for the love, support and prayers he's received during recovery. 

The assault suspect, Bradley Pruitt, remains behind bars. 

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