‘I thank God, my family and the Cuyahoga Falls community,’ officer injured by fleeing suspect speaks out

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CUYAHOGA FALLS- Using his crutches to support himself, Cuyahoga Falls officer Ted Davis got out of his SUV Wednesday and took a deep breath as he stood in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga Falls police department.

"It's so good to be here," Davis said.  This was the first time Davis returned to the station since July 23, when a fleeing suspect slammed into his cruiser almost killing him.

"God was protecting me," Davis said, as his wife Chrissy and two boys stood by him.
Davis was working the midnight shift when police say 46-year-old Donald Watson Jr., of Akron purposely slammed into his cruiser.


Davis suffered several injuries, including a broken pelvis.  Watson faces attempted murder as well as a slew of other charges.

Police say Watson called 911 in the early morning hours of July 23 threatening to kill law enforcement officers. He is then accused of damaging several parked cruisers, before slamming into Davis' cruiser.

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