CUYAHOGA FALLS – It’s been a tough few days for Cuyahoga Falls Police Officer Ted Davis , who was seriously injured after a suspect, fleeing from police in a pick-up trunk plowed into his cruiser.
But on Wednesday, his chief had some positive developments to report.
“He is sitting up in his hospital bed talking, and is getting better,” said Chief Jack Davis with a smile. “He will most likely go to rehab before going back but we believe he will be back as a police officer.”
The chief said Davis suffered serious injuries during Saturday’s crash.
Dozens of people have expressed a desire to help the family, since Office Davis will not be able to work for a few months.
A fund has been set up for the family at the Falls Catholic Credit Union. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact the credit union directly at 330 929 7341 or by stopping in at 33 Graham Rd. Cuyahoga Falls.
“We have received cards, gift cards, flowers and other gifts for the officer and he and his family are very thankful,” the chief said. “They are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. The community has been great.”
Officer Ted Davis was injured Saturday after police say a suspect purposely slammed into his cruiser.
The suspect and the officer were both taken to the hospital.
Prior to the crash, police say the suspect is believed to have called 911 ranting about police and threatening to kill officers. Police say the suspect then drove into the Cuyahoga Falls police parking lot and smashed several cruisers with his pickup.
Video released by Cuyahoga Falls officials Wednesday shows the pick-up truck driving into the parking lot. No charges have been filed yet.
Detectives are continuing to investigate.