Tuesday, July 28, 2009
We Have A 10-1, An Officer Needs Help!
Chicago, IL--Imagine you’re a young cop responding to a hot call of a robbery in progress. You know you’ll soon be in danger as you flip on the lights and siren. At any moment you may be in some desperate criminal’s gun sights. You’re driving fast because you may be able to stop a serious crime and perhaps even save a life.
Suddenly, fate takes over as you’re broadsided by an out-of-control vehicle. You’re pinned in the seat of your overturned police Chevrolet Tahoe and helpless as the predatory ghetto rats descend on you, groping at you while grabbing at your gun and wallet.
Modern police holsters are designed to make it difficult for all but the owner to remove your gun. Your spine is wildly manipulated by the anxious robber who seizes you sidearm.
That’s precisely what happened to 32 year-old Chicago police officer, Densey Cole, II. Cole survived the accident, robbery but is now a quadriplegic. He is unlikely ever to do the job he loved and held for 6 years again. His only hope is for modern medicine and rehabilitation to give him at least some of the life he once had.
There are some benefits for officers with catastrophic injuries but it’s never enough. Cole needs all the love and support of his fellow officers and those that can plainly see the need and are able to help.
Local WFLD TV FOX News reporter, Jeff Goldblatt gives all the details of Cole’s experience and just how you can help this fine officer.
Please take the time to read Goldbatt’s story right here.