ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington Police officer is back on duty following major surgery in May.

Doctors discovered Officer Niki Newton’s brain tumor earlier this year.

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Officer Niki Newton (Arlington Police Dept.)

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Police Chief Will Johnson tweeted out the good news regarding her recovery Monday afternoon, saying, “I am happy to report that @ArlingtonPD Officer Niki Newton, who recovered from brain surgery earlier this year, is back on full duty as an @ArlingtonISD School Resource Officer.”

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Officer Newton was a basketball star at Crowley High School who went on to play at TCU before joining the Arlington Police Department in 2007.