Friday, June 26, 2009

Officer Cole Updates

From comments and e-mail:
  • OT....I just got back from Visiting Densey Cole at the rehab center. He is alert and talking and has some feeling in his outer extremities. He can feel it when you touch his toes and hands. He will be going to a longer term rehab in Colorado, probably some time next week. He is in as good spirits as the situation will allow, and is looking forward to this next chapter. It was great to see him, and both he and his girlfriend asked me to pass along their thanks at all of the support that they have gotten in all forms. Once we get his info as to mail and e-mail out west it will be passed along. He has a tough road ahead, and he will continue to need our support and prayers. I know, as does he, that he will get that support both now and in the future.

  • Howdy, just left Densey Cole's room. He is getting stronger and actually getting married tomorrow. He will be going to a rehab facility soon, so those who want to see him need to get there in the next week. He would be happy to see anyone, well those who know him, who want to come. I didn't want to put it in a regular post, but I did want you to know it was legit. Cards and letters are definitely a great idea.

    visiting hours are 1100-1900, but I got there at 0950 and they let me in no problem.

    He also wanted to make sure everyone who was involved right after the accident, to saturating the neighborhoods, to getting his property back, especially to catching the guy, and visiting him a tremendous thank you...
Certainly some welcome news. And married? Congratulations Officer. We'll update when possible.



Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Good News is always welcome....

God bless you DC..........

God Save the CPD..........

Be Safe Everyone.......

6/26/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless!!!!

6/26/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope for a full recovery, god bless

6/26/2009 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll say a prayer for your recovery Officer Cole.

6/26/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

again, 4 coments on this and already 16 comments on corrupt aldermen. VERY CONCERNED!!!

6/26/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get better office

6/26/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any info on a benefit yet?

6/26/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God's speed, DC.

Get well soon.

6/26/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck & Happy to hear your getting married!! I worked with you in 009 years ago, you prob. would not remember we all worked with so many!! But I make it a point to drive by your home & make sure all is well!!! I think alot of us are doing that!!! Good luck, lots of prayers & take care Mr. & Mrs. Cole!!!!

6/26/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you Brother. Get well..

6/26/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best news I've heard in a long time. Thanks for the updates.

Congratulations, Densey, on the marriage. She must be one special gal.

6/26/2009 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/26/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

Soldiers' Angels has a program called Valor IT where they provide laptops with voice recognition software for disabled soldiers. Is there any way to set up something like that for this officer? I'll be the first in line to donate, if you do.

6/26/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the location where he can have visitors? worked in 009 with him. good man...get well soon DC

6/26/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on you marriage to the both of you.

I pray that you recover fully and have a wonderful and blessed life together.

6/26/2009 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger Jim McMahon said...

Anonymous said...
what is the location where he can have visitors? worked in 009 with him. good man...get well soon DC
6/26/2009 03:38:00 PM

P.O. Densey Cole II

RML Specialty Hospital
5601 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521

6/26/2009 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soldiers' Angels has a program called Valor IT where they provide laptops with voice recognition software for disabled soldiers. Is there any way to set up something like that for this officer? I'll be the first in line to donate, if you do.

22nd District passed the hat and bought Densey and the new wife a new laptop. Gave it to them this morning. Our wedding present t them.

6/26/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proud of you kid...
You are a hero of this city. You have one hell of a personality and make this Dept interesting!

6/26/2009 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended the wedding of Densey and Mary Cole. Densey was up to his usual self during the ceremony, which caused a lot of laughter... although there wasn't a dry eye in the place.
Please keep the thoughts and prayers for him, and send a card if you can, or better yet visit him ... he will be leaving mid week to go to a rehab facility in Colorado.

6/26/2009 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and many happy blessed years to come as you begin your life together.

6/27/2009 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Well Sir...... We Pray For You!

6/27/2009 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will pray for you and your family.

6/27/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also interested if there is a benefit for Officer Cole. Please keep us updated SSC.

6/27/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger dcoleii said...

Densey Cole, my words....

Sunday, June 28, 2009
First of all, I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and concerns.

The city has been phenomenal giving me access to the best health care possible.

As of Monday afternoon my wife Mary will have a trust fund set up through the Federal Patrolmens Credit Union under my name. We are awaiting confirmation on an interview we will be doing with CNN on Tuesday evening on the accident, spinal cord injury and the impact on our family etc...

We also plan to leave for a rehab facility in Denver CO, one of the best in the nation for spinal cord injury where my wife and I live together and rehabilitate and educate ourselves as a family. My children can visit and stay with us as often as they can for free for up to a month at a time, they encourage family/friend interaction as much as possible.

My injury is an incomplete spinal cord injury so we are very hopeful. My progress is moving forward at a very rapid pace. I have been eating and drinking whatever I want I have moved my arm though very very exausting and flexed my bicept. I have feeling down to my toes. I get more and more sensations back everyday. The way my legs feel today are the way my arms felt a couple weeks ago. a lot of pain and burning sensations twitching etc. I have had very little physical therapy as of yet. This is still considered a very new injury. I still have a lot of swelling of the spinal cord. Until I begin therapy there is no way to tell, I aint givin up!

Yes, what happened in the car after the crash is what led to the state I am in right now. If I had not been moved I may have been moving today. I thank all of my fellow brothers for catchin the guys, watchin the house, waking Sadie (Dahill), and most of all taking care of my wife Mary.

I am getting very tired, I did not sleep much last night. So today, visitors I am asking only be from 3 to 6pm please (just for today)so I (we) can catch up on sleep a bit I had a lot of back pain last night. I still have a lot to say and many to personally thank but thank is all I can do for right now, sorry.

Our deepest sincerest thanks to all of is on the laptop that they purchased us for our wedding gift that Mary writes this for me, I apologize for the delay by the way! If you have questions about my status, health or anything ask me or my wife. Any funds or information will have our names attached to it or they may be frauds, so you wil hear directly from us.

I (Mary) want to express my deepest gratitude as well. I purchased a binder for all the business cards, I have my journal of phone #'s ans emails. We try to update his facebook together, but I check mine(Mary Cole) at least every couple of days. We will try to update this site as well as others now that I set up an account whenever we have a chance. As soon as we get to rehab, I will pass that info along as well.

Thnak you all, my brother in law and other family members will be staying at our home with our dog while we are away, I will leave #'s with him if he needs help as well.

Densey & Mary

6/28/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt said...

Is there any way to bump this to the top and get Denzy's message some read time.

I met Mary on a visit sunday and I gotta say Dude, you are one lucky man. A woman who loves you, coworkers, friends and family looking out for you. Dont be in such a hurry to get back here. This crap will still be here long after we are gone. Get better, get strong. Keep up the great attitude. We'll keep things in order until you get back.

6/29/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless you P.O. Cole A/5 SVU

6/29/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless you d.c i worked with you and your pops in 001. both are great guys. i know you will be alright. my prayers are with and your family.

6/30/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Densey, I'm so happy you are in great spirits and I'm so happy I had a chance to visit you and meet your lovely wife Mary today. You still have the best sense of humor. We love you Densey and we'll be cheering you on. Tamiko

6/30/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your marriage. I’m very glad to hear so much good news. Good Luck and God Bless.

6/30/2009 10:46:00 PM  

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