A couple of armed thugs shot a police officer in the head, leaving the Atlantic City official paralyzed and fighting for his life on a ventilator. However, as soon as the thugs arrived for their day in court, they were greeted with the perfect surprise they never saw coming.
While responding to an armed robbery near Caesars Atlantic City Casino, officers encountered an intense shootout. Martell Chisholm, 29, Demetrius Cross, 28, and Jerome Damon, 25, attempted to mug 3 civilians outside of the casino. When police arrived, however, the thieves instantly decided that someone was leaving in a body bag.
NJ.com reports that amid a hail of bullets, Officer Josh Vadell was shot in the head and Damon sustained several gunshot wounds. While Damon died at the scene, officer Vadell clung to life and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Officer Vadell was placed on a ventilator and was reported to be partially paralyzed.
Miraculously, Officer Vadell’s wife announced that not only had her husband’s health improved to the point that he could be taken off the ventilator but he was also regaining feeling and mobility in the left side of his body.
“Update on Josh… he is doing amazing!!! They took him off the ventilator this morning, he is responding with small words, able to sit supported in a chair and now having some movement on his Left side. He is improving every day and I believe it is from all of the love and support you all bring to our family. Sorry, I can not respond to you all individually, but I see you all care and I am telling Josh how much he is loved.”
As wonderful as this news is, another incredible report was made on the same day that Officer Vadell’s incredible recovery was announced.
According to Blue Lives Matter, Chisholm and Cross arrived at their preliminary court hearing to find the courtroom filled with law enforcement officer dressed in their uniforms to support Officer Vadell.
The thugs were greeted by a long line of “brother officers” who packed the room to stand against brutality conducted towards police. Unlike the Black Lives Matter protesters who immediately riot over every armed criminal neutralized by law enforcement, the officers gathered peacefully, silently, and humbly to honor their fallen colleague.
Unfortunately, not everyone agrees that innocent officers should be supported. In fact, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Craig Strong actually defended shooter Donald Simmons when officers showed up at his courthouse to support their injured colleague.
Officer Jamarian Holloway of the Detroit Police Department was shot in the hand as he was wrestling a gun away from Simmons, who was resisting arrest. Simmons arrived in court earlier this month to find a room full of officers who showed up at the hearing since Holloway’s family was unable to attend.
“My friends and family couldn’t be here today, so I needed my brothers in blue to be here today,” Holloway explained.
It was then that Judge Strong pulled each of the officers aside, interrogated them, and told them to leave if they were going to continue to wear their uniform. Strong later admitted that he kicked the officers out because he felt that their presence was intimidating.
Strong then allowed Simmons to plead guilty to resisting arrest, causing injury, and felony firearm possession, allowing him to get away with what could be considered attempted murder of an officer.
Sadly, it’s more taboo to support police officers who risk life and limb protecting our neighborhoods and go after criminals who abuse us than it is to support a cop killer. In fact, the Black Lives Matter movement wouldn’t have an argument if it wasn’t made acceptable by the left to defend murderers and rapists while calling for the deaths of cops.
Of course, these protesters are only bringing the onslaught upon themselves, since the percentage of blacks killing other blacks far outnumbers whites killing other whites and especially police of any color killing blacks.