The Kamloops Mountie who was shot during a traffic stop more than a year ago has returned to work.

RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller said Jean-Rene Michaud is back on the job — but not back on patrol.

“All I can comment on is that he’s started back at the detachment, obviously working in an admin capacity and graduated hours at this point,” he said.

“It’s a very positive step and we’re certainly glad to have him back.”

Mueller said he couldn’t comment on if or when Michaud would resume full-time hours.

Earlier this month, a lawyer representing Kenneth Knutson, the man charged with attempted murder stemming from the shooting, said a guilty plea will be entered in March.

Michaud was shot in the early-morning hours of Dec. 3, 2014, while conducting a traffic stop in Batchelor Heights. Knutson was arrested following a 12-hour manhunt.

He is slated to enter a guilty plea on March 17.

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