Former Auburndale Police Officer Stacy Booth
Polk County, FL -- Michael Lester will be behind bars for at least 25 years.
Lester, who was charged with attempted 1st degree murder of a law enforcement officer, learned his fate in a Polk County courtroom on Tuesday morning. He accepted a plea deal that will put him away for the next 25 years.
"As somebody who was a victim of such a violent crime I don't think any amount of time will ever feel like enough," said Stacy Booth.
Lester shot at then-Officer Booth when she responded to a domestic dispute call at his home. She was hit three times. It's nearly two years later and Booth is finally getting closure.
Photos: Polk County Officer Shooting
"It's over, it's final. I know that for at least the next 25 years, he won't be able to do this to somebody else," she said.
Booth was shot in the hip, wrist and stomach. Those injuries have forced the 28-year-old into early retirement and out of her dream career.
"It's bittersweet. I hate to leave the agency. I hate to leave that city, because I love them so much and they're my family. I never thought even after being shot that I was going anywhere," said Booth.
Since the incident in September 2011 Booth has moved on with her life. She is now married and wants to start a family. She is also exploring other career options.