The family of Edward Davies, the Philadelphia police officer shot in the abdomen earlier this week, issued a statement to the public via the Philadelphia Police Department.
Davies, 41, remains hospitalized in critical condition after Eric Torres, 31, shot him during a routine traffic stop gone wrong Tuesday morning.
We would like to express our thankfulness to all of those who are sending good wishes, prayers and support to Ed and to our family at this very trying time. Ed is a wonderful father and husband and a dedicated police officer who loves his job. We are heartened and strengthened by the actions of those who have come forward to donate blood. We would like to thank the members of the larger community, the members of the Philadelphia Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police. We are especially thankful and cannot express enough the support we have received from Ed's fellow officers in the 25th Police District; they are truly an extension of our family. Ed remains in serious condition so we are focused on supporting him; and we ask for your continued prayers and support for Ed and all police officers.