Photos courtesy of Ryan Prouty

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cedar Rapids Police Officer Seriously Injured

Our hearts are extremely heavy here today. We got word of Officer Tim Davis's injury this afternoon and have been struggling through the emotions that come with this news. You can read the story and watch a news interview with Sgt. Christy Hamblin at this link:

From what we can gather, he has a head injury and has undergone surgery to remove a bone flap which will allow for brain swelling without causing more brain injury than was already present. Paul is beside himself wishing he were there to interview the one suspect in custody and get to the bottom of what happened. It is very hard for him to be so far away. It is a bit of a reality check for me as I realize all that could have taken place when Paul was on the streets. Officer Davis has a wife and 2 small children. Please join us in lifting all of them up in prayer.


Stephanie said...

Oh my, we will pray for him. Isn't that in JoDee's neighborhood?

Marner Family said...

I quickly thought of Paul when I heard the news, just thinking about when he worked for CR Police ... Emily felt really emotional about it all when we watched the news so we have been praying for him. -b

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Travis - I couldn't find a link to email you from your blog - if you get a chance, would you email me at ? I wanted to chat with you about something. Thanks a bunch :)

Anonymous said...

We too were so shocked and sorry to hear about the attack and injury to Tim Davis on Sun. evening. Of course, we thought of Paul right away knowing that he would have wanted to be here. Just heard on the news at this moment that the third suspect turned himself in. This is so distressing to know that crime has been on the rise in CR over the last several months. We are praying for Tim and his family as well as Paul and all of you.
Much love, hugs, and prayers,
G. & G. P.

Richard and Becky said...

How horrible! We are praying and hoping for peace and answers. Keep us updated as you hear news!