By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — After being hospitalized in July with COVID-19, Miami Beach Police Officer JC Sampedro is back home.

Sampedro spent 11 weeks in the ICU where he had to be intubated and placed on a ventilator.

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Miami Beach Police Officer JC Sampedro released from the hospital after long battle with COVID-19. (Source: Miami Beach Police Department)

Thankfully, Sampedro is on the road to recovery.

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He was surprised by family, friends and coworkers at the hospital as he was released this past weekend.

“I can’t thank you enough. Your prayers were heard. Definitely, there’s a big man upstairs and he pulled through for me and my family,” the emotional officer said in a video shared by police.

Sampedro, who is also a United States Marine, will continue his rehabilitation at home with his loving family by his side.

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CBSMiami.com Team