Not sure why but this really struck a cord with me. Last night we had a Police Officer shot. That just doesn't happen in small town America that often. He was assisting our neighboring city police in a chase in ended up in our town.
One of the three in the car being chased fired on the officer and the shot him in the head. I was in town at the time and heard the chase come down the mountain but didn't realize it was a chase. I just knew I kept hearing siren after siren. We went thought town and saw the Rescue Truck leaving the Fire Station. Then on the way across the Causeway we meet two more Police cars coming in from another neighboring town. At this point we knew something big had or was happening.
They were going to Air Ambulance him to the hospital but it happened in an area that there no way a chopper could land and they decided an Ambulance ride was the best option. They bypassed the local Hospital and took him to the Trauma Center in Huntsville. From what I understand the Police Escort for the Ambulance was neighboring city officers from Arab, allowing Guntersville stay on duty and do what needed to be done.
Huntsville Police blocked all major intersections coming into town to allow the Ambulance to make it as quickly as possible. Officers poured in from surrounding area to assist. As my wife said, they are all brothers even though they have may have never meet each other.
The amazing part is the Testimony this officer has. From what has been told so far the bullet grazed his head along the temple above the eye and ended at his ear. 3 hours latter he WALKED out of the Hospital eye and ear bandaged and went home!! Praise God!!