The police officer seen on video being crushed in a doorway by pro-Trump rioters inside the US Capitol last week is “recovering and
The police officer seen on video being crushed in a doorway by pro-Trump rioters inside the US Capitol last week is “recovering and doing well” after the horrifying ordeal, cops said.
Washington, D.C., police identified the bloodied cop as Officer Daniel Hodges on Tuesday, after a woman tweeted a heartfelt letter her 10-year-old daughter had written to him.
“Dear Officer, I’m Emma and I’m 10 years old. I hope you heal from being crushed. I feel bad for you,” the girl wrote.
“Those people are really bad hurting you. I hope you and your family are nice and healthy.”
The girl’s mom, Johnna Jablonski, asked for help in getting the message to the officer, and the department responded on Twitter that they would provide her with an address for where to send it.
“Hi Emma – thanks for sharing your card! Just wanted to let you know Officer Hodges is recovering and doing well,” D.C. police wrote. “Thank you for the kind words!”
In an interview with Fox5 DC, Jablonski said her daughter became visibly upset after seeing the footage of Hodges screaming for help and bleeding from the mouth while being crushed.
“She starting saying, ‘What is happening? What are they doing to that man? Why are they doing this?’ And she started to cry,” Jablonski told the outlet.
Emma added that “It made me very sad.”
To show how much she cared, the girl grabbed a piece of paper and her colored pencils and wrote the officer a letter, adding drawings of a squirrel and a heart with a Band-Aid on it.
“When I saw the video on CNN about people crushing you with a door I almost cried,” says the letter, signed: “Get Well. – Emma.”
Her mom said she planned to mail the letter on Tuesday after receiving a response from D.C. Police.
“It made Emma so happy to know that he was OK,” she added.