FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Video: Wounded Philadelphia Officer Shares Story of Survival

May 08, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Wounded Philadelphia Officer Shares Story of Survival

Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies, critically wounded in the line of duty last August, is speaking out about his struggle to survive and the lifesaving efforts of fellow officers and doctors at Temple Hospital, reports CBS.

"I heard a 'boom', that's when I stood up, felt a hotness in my body, and just knew right there I was shot," the seven-year veteran told CBS 3's Walt Hunter in an exclusive interview.

Davies was shot point blank with a high-powered handgun inside a Feltonville store where he and other officers were trying to subdue an armed suspect.

"I said, 'listen, you gotta' get me to the hospital now, I've just been shot,'" Davies says he told his fellow officer, who scooped him up, put him into her car and raced him to Temple Hospital.

Doctors now say the wounded officer's window of survival could have been measured in seconds, rather than minutes, and they credit the actions of Davies' fellow officer with saving his life.

Tags: Officer Involved Shootings, Officer Wounded, Philadelphia PD


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Baltimore Mother Slaps Son After Seeing Him Throw Rocks at Police
The woman was caught on camera recognising her son, even though he was wearing a black...
Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency, Activates National Guard
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency...
Lockheed Martin and Project Lifesaver Partner to Locate Missing Persons
To augment humanitarian search and rescue efforts, Lockheed Martin announced today it is...
Teacher Credited With Stopping Shooter at Washington High School
A popular teacher at North Thurston High school in Lacey, Wash., is being credited with...
Baltimore Officers Seriously Injured in Riot
Students and other people were throwing rocks and bricks at Baltimore officers in riot...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine