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Detroit Officers Praised for Bravery During Station Attack

Detroit Officers Praised for Bravery During Station Attack

Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

February 11, 2011

DETROIT – The Detroit police sergeant rushed to the commander’s office.

Cmdr. Brian Davis had been shot. He had made it down a hallway to his office and collapsed in his chair.

Sgt. Marcellus Ball asked where he was hit. Davis leaned. Blood covered his back and side.

“I didn’t think,” Ball said Thursday, remembering Jan. 23, the day a gunman terrorized the front lobby of the station housing the 6th and 8th precincts. “I didn’t have a chance to get nervous.”

Ball took off his shirt and applied pressure to Davis’ wound.

With no time to waste, Davis was rushed to the hospital in a scout car. Ball was with him in the backseat.

With blood still flowing and his shirt soaked, Ball used his hip to apply pressure to Davis’ wound.

Davis and the other three injured officers survived. And on Thursday, the foursome and several of their comrades were honored by police and city officials.

“I don’t think these men and women that protect us go out looking for accolades,” Mayor Dave Bing said during the ceremony. “They just do what they do every day.”

Davis, speaking publicly for the first time, said the camaraderie and solidarity in the department are unstoppable. “I’m sure all of us would get up there and do the right thing,” he said. “We are all heroes.” Officials, ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ honor officers’ bravery; some still struggle to feel safe at work

Several Detroit police officers who took action after a gunman began firing inside a police station last month were honored for their service Thursday.

Four officers — Cmdr. Brian Davis, Officer David Anderson and Sgts. Ray Saati and Carrie Schulz — were injured in the attack by Lamar D. Moore.

Moore, 38, was struck five times and killed. According to toxicology reports the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office released Thursday, there were no drugs or alcohol present in his system at the time of his death.

Mayor Dave Bing said residents need to be thankful for the officers.

“They are the reason — the primary reason — why our city is going to come back and be the comeback city of this nation,” he said.

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    philfroggy

    about 3 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Great work

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    41146 Comments

    Way to go Detroit PD!!!!!

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    Blueblood1974

    about 3 years ago

    5192 Comments

    "camaraderie and solidarity in the department are unstoppable" This is what makes a huge difference in a work environment. Great job Detroit PD!

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    uncledennis1

    about 3 years ago

    23116 Comments

    I echo both Chief171 & rhood. God bless them.

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    GREAT JOB, DETROIT PD!!

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    Chief171

    about 3 years ago

    3194 Comments

    They all showed superior Bravery.....

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    VBPD26retired

    about 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    Thank you to all the brave officers who placed their own lives in peril stopping this scum bag from inflicting more terror. The scum bag got exactly what he deserved, Swift Justice!

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Medal of valor or highest medal in Detroit PD is well deserved by these courageous officers.

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    npd783

    about 3 years ago

    1158 Comments

    Bump rhood. :-)

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    Harrah8

    about 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    As the Chief said, thank GOD that all the guys are going to be okay.

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    rhood

    about 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Those officers showed courage and strength of character in standing their ground and taking out the bad guy. That is what police work is all about. They are well deserving of the praise they have recieved.

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    ColoradoInvestigator

    about 3 years ago

    806 Comments

    Also props to the Chief for giving thanks to God that none of our wounded brothers were killed in action.

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    ColoradoInvestigator

    about 3 years ago

    806 Comments

    I'll post this in our next newsletter on on our website under "training." Great heroism displayed here by the officers who stayed (some apparently did not), engaged and stopped the threat. We're praying that our wounded brethren make a full recovery and return to duty. Outstanding behavior!
    Det. Sgt. M.C. Williams
    Dir., wwwTheCenturionLawEnforcementMinistry.org

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    securetexas

    about 3 years ago

    1038 Comments

    This is a Great example of Brotherhood...
    It is a wonder how no Officers were KIA. We should all take pause and thank the man upstairs.

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