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Nampa Fire Captain recovers from vicious attack

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Nampa Fire Captain recovers from vicious attack

CREATED Aug 26, 2013

Nampa Fire Captain Chris Cade, one of the victims of the crime rampage in Meridian last week, is resting at home after his release from St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise on Sunday.

Cade was allegedly attacked by Sean Carnell, a 23-year-old Meridian man who was arrested on several felony and misdemeanor charges that stemmed from illegal drugs.

After Cade's facial swelling subsides surgeons will be able to determine next steps in what is hoped will be a complete recovery. It appears that numerous plates and screws will need to be installed throughout his entire face.  After those heal, doctors can start working on the significant damage caused to his mouth and teeth.

Cade's collapsed lung appears to be functioning as normal after a chest tube was removed. This is a positive sign and also a strong indicator that Cade's physical fitness prior to the attack made a difference in his recovery.

In addition to his severe facial injuries, Cade suffered a broken rib, broken collar bone and a fractured scapula.

The Cade family said they were appreciative of the outpouring of support and thankful for their Nampa Fire Department family.  They also noted the support they received from numerous fire departments throughout the Treasure Valley.  The family requested that the public continue to keep them in its thoughts and prayers, along with the family of the suspect.