Sgt. Shane Drake, a 19-year veteran of the force, waved to a crowd of more than 100.
He emerged from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital to cheers and applause from nurses, doctors and citizens.
On the other side of the street, a solid line of officers stood, saluting their fellow officer.
Drake was shot twice during a welfare check at a house in southwest Fort Worth.
The man who shot the officer in the abdomen and the hand, 40-year-old Wendell King, was killed when officers with Drake returned fire.
Drake still has a long recovery ahead, but he reportedly has every intention of returning to work as soon as he is well.