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‘Beaten up, but I’m a survivor,’ McCarthy says after heart attack

First Dept. Supt. AlfonzWysinger Mayor Rahm Emanuel Police Supt. Garry McCarthy before Chicago Police Dept. GraduatiCeremony Navy Pier. Wednesday June

First Dept. Supt. Alfonza Wysinger, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy before the Chicago Police Dept. Graduation Ceremony at Navy Pier. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

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Updated: July 13, 2014 4:55PM



Making his first public appearance since his heart attack, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said he feels “great” and has been overwhelmed at the outpouring of support from well wishers.

“Word of my demise was greatly exaggerated,” he said, addressing graduating police cadets and sergeants at Navy Pier Wednesday morning.

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