Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Prayers Needed

Update - Injured Police Officer Densey Cole
Status Update on Chicago P.D. Officer Densey Cole

I got word this morning that Densey is NOT doing well, that he remains in ICU, and that he may NOT have visitors other than "family and clergy." He has asked to see me and I've been granted access to visit and pray with him possibly this afternoon and tomorrow AM. PLEASE, PLEASE lift our brother in prayer. Pray also for Densey's wife during this exceedingly difficult time.Please pass on...

Posted by Detective/Chaplain MC Williams

Please everyone, even if you don't pray, please say a prayer for Officer Cole and his family.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you brother!!

8/19/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless. Hang in there.

8/19/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got em - today and everyday.

8/19/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying hard....I was under the impression that he was well and on his way to recovering......

8/19/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God hold you in his hands.

8/19/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My the Angels from above wrap their wings around him and give him strength to make it thru this time.

8/19/2009 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ours prayers our with him.


Cicero PD

8/19/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the way!

8/19/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Officer - Milwaukee PD said...

May God hold Officer Cole and his family tightly in the palm of his hands during this difficult time.

8/19/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you Officer Cole\
God Bless you and your family

8/19/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless you.

8/19/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not what I have heard. He had a tough weekend but as of yesterday afternoon he is back at the rehab hospital and has even bent one of his knees. Sounds like he is improving. God bless, our prayers are with you.

8/19/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family, Brother. Keep fighting.

8/19/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all our prayers to this officer and his family. G-D watch over him

8/19/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my prayers.

8/19/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought he was doing well....this is not good news. I will pray for you everyday Officer Cole and will ask my friends and family to do the same. God will protect you, brother.

8/19/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger korpios said...

"Please everyone, even if you don't pray, please say a prayer for Officer Cole and his family."

I wish you wouldn't say things like that. I fully support the cops in Chicago; I think they put up with far too much bullshit and far too little compensation compared to the dangerous work they perform every day; hell, my mother is a retired cop (NYPD), and I've heard my share of horror stories from her. That said, I'm also an atheist, and can no more "pray" than flap my arms and fly. It feels a bit insulting to read that, even though I'm sure it wasn't meant that way. Regardless, I sincerely hope the officer in question recovers — a hope we should all share, religious or not.

8/19/2009 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will pray for u my brother.cooter loves you

8/19/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how dated is this? denz back at craig hospital already as of yest on ventilater(temporary) and trach (short term)? hope this is wrong. anyways praying for ya denz! please submit any new news if anyone has any. thx!

8/19/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

normally his wife will post updates on facebook---havent seen anything lately. please keep DC in your thoughts and prayers

8/19/2009 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im one to always put things off and i said to myself I would send a card to him and never did. I hate that I procrastinate but I am saying a prayer right now. God Bless him and his family

8/19/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers go out to Densey and the Cole Family.

The Michael Gordon Family

8/19/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Prayers are with you and your family my fellow brother. Please get well soon.

Stone Park F.O.P. # 26

8/19/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened

8/19/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

We pray, Heavenly Father that you send forth your Holy Spirit in the person of your son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to be a balm and healing for our Brother so afflicted. Give his family strength and sustenance in their time of need, Amen.

8/19/2009 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Densey, I will be saying many prayers for you. Mass was recently said for you at Immaculate Conception.

8/19/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay strong brother. May the lord be with you and care for you during this time.

8/19/2009 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and best to Densey and the Cole family and my thoughts are of Densey's fight each day!

8/19/2009 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Densey Cole and his family you are in my prayers

8/19/2009 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Densey and his loved ones. Give them strength in this difficult time. And God bless police officers everywhere.

8/19/2009 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh boy. What happened?

8/19/2009 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger ISP Sgt said...

Densey, our prayers are with you Brother- keep the faith. Stay strong and fight, we are all with you.

8/19/2009 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said some prayers for Officer Cole at St Peters in the loop today. I hope you feel better soon, Officer!

8/19/2009 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Korpios,

I appreciate your concerns but this is not a publicly funded forum and if someone here wants to ask for prayers, that's obviously kosher.

Nonetheless, your good wishes are duly noted.

8/19/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

It appears that the story being put out is false concerning a setback by Densey yesterday or today (Aug 18-19). He started moving a leg last night (the 18th). He couldn't do that if he was as bad as is being reported by some sources.
I cant reveal my sources, or the reasons behind it at this point, but I am being told that this may be a purposefully planted story by people he no longer wishes to associate with to gain access to him in Colorado. It's a long story, and I am familiar with the background on it. I will pass along word as soon as I can confirm it. Don't stop the prayers though....never stop that.

8/19/2009 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you now, God bless you and your family brother!!

8/19/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a blessed recovery, the journey may be slow, painfully tough, but you are still with us through Gods grace upon warriors, so I pray for a full recovery and peace of mind for you and your family...there is only one God who is called by so many different names, so no matter who is praying, he is listening to all who wish you a speedy recovery every single day. God Bless you!

8/19/2009 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did have a setback. He is back at Craig. That update was last week.

8/19/2009 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SFPD copper here- Thoughts and prayers go out to you sir, be strong and know that you are admired by cops everywhere.

8/19/2009 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Cole & his Family. Our prayers are with you & yours.

Cook County Sheriffs Police (Retired)

8/19/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you brother.

015 PO

8/19/2009 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your family Densey!

8/19/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sharky said...

It appears that the story being put out is false concerning a setback by Densey yesterday or today (Aug 18-19). He started moving a leg last night (the 18th). He couldn't do that if he was as bad as is being reported by some sources.
I cant reveal my sources, or the reasons behind it at this point, but I am being told that this may be a purposefully planted story by people he no longer wishes to associate with to gain access to him in Colorado. It's a long story, and I am familiar with the background on it. I will pass along word as soon as I can confirm it. Don't stop the prayers though....never stop that.

8/19/2009 05:18:00 PM


I hope that Densey is doing well and that the turn for the worst is a lie but what kind of filth would put out a false story like this?

Either way, the added prayers is a great thing. Let's keep asking the Lord for his 100% healing to better than new.

8/19/2009 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c u soon in da hood denz. flip

8/19/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a citizen in Edgewater and send you the will of the prayer. We are so very supportive of the police especially in Uptown, Edgewater and Roger's park. We will start demanding that you all are better taken care of and that our Alderman start acting. We will understand what you go through and learn what we can do to provide your safety. Your are our hero.

8/19/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

Confirmed---false story. But, as always, prayers are appreciated for Densey. He moved both legs today in a leg crunch while laying in bed.
With this type of injury, it is common for there to be occasional setbacks, sometimes severe ones. He did have a problem about 5 days ago, but came through it like a champ.

8/19/2009 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there Ofc. Cole are prayers are with u and your family in this difficult time. God will see you through.

8/19/2009 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Densey...just take it easy...God will take care of you. Remember that we hold you in high regard and wish the best for you. You have taken care of the public for years, now take the time to be a little selfish and take care of yourself. Our prayers are with you and our wishes for your recovery are in our hearts. Peace be with you and your family. Thanks for doing God's work!!!!

8/19/2009 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS...

8/19/2009 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well. We're praying for you.

8/19/2009 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 Days said...

Positive thoughts and prayers for Densey & Co. May God show His grace for you. Stay tuff!

8/19/2009 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you Densey. God bless you and your family.

8/19/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you. Get well soon.

8/19/2009 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless...

8/19/2009 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

I'll light a candle for him when I light one for my wife's late aunt. I'm not Catholic, but she was. May as well spread the praying around.

ECS

8/20/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God Bless YOU and YOUR FAMILY, Brother!!!!

8/20/2009 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless you

8/20/2009 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First & foremost, prayers go out to Officer Cole & his family daily. But as a citizen of Chgo. I hope this Sharky person is NOT a police officer because if he is he should know better than to make false allegations,those were truthful facts coming from the Colorado ministry. Its people like you that nobody needs in this lifetime, my family won't be sending any prayers your way.

8/20/2009 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice would be Officer Cole suddenly being able to walk and the $hitheads who took his gun and moved him while injured become crippled for life.

God Bless you Cole

8/20/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the Fox News Special that they did w/him and he was beginning to have some mobility in his thumbs... What happened?

My prayers are w/you and your family!

You keep fighting the fight over there and we'll keep fighting the fight over here!

8/20/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God's will be for a recovery for Officer Cole, and the strength needed for his family during this most difficult time.

8/20/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how was this officer hurt. im not an officer and reading your blog for the first time. God Bless all of you and your families.


ONE GRATEFUL CITIZEN!!!

8/20/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger korpios said...

"I appreciate your concerns but this is not a publicly funded forum and if someone here wants to ask for prayers, that's obviously kosher."

I never said "you shouldn't be allowed to say that"; I said "I wish you wouldn't say things like that". I know it's a private blog, and as a libertarian I would never act as if I had the right to silence someone's freedom of speech; I can only make my feelings known. I wouldn't have batted an eyelid at "Please everyone, if you pray, a prayer would be appreciated for Officer Cole and his family." But regardless, it's a small point I was making and isn't important compared to the officer's health and recovery.

8/20/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

Anonymous said...
First & foremost, prayers go out to Officer Cole & his family daily. But as a citizen of Chgo. I hope this Sharky person is NOT a police officer because if he is he should know better than to make false allegations,those were truthful facts coming from the Colorado ministry. Its people like you that nobody needs in this lifetime, my family won't be sending any prayers your way.

8/20/2009 06:07:00 AM

#############

I am a police officer, with intimate knowledge of the background involved in this whole mess.
I'll call your bluff: call 022 and ask them about the problems involving people who wish to use the whole situation involving Densey for nefarious and despicable means.
Please note that I in no way support the scumbags who are attempting to manipulate the situation involving Densey. If you read my posts more carefully, I am sure that you will see this. Unless, of course, you are one of the people attempting the manipulation. I wish nothing but the best for him and his wife. Dennis and his wife know who I am, along with several other regular readers of this blog, and I keep in touch with them to this day.
I repeat : NOTHING bad happened to Densey on the night of the 18--morning of the 19th. He had a setback 5 days earlier, but has since recovered from that, thank goodness. This is directly from his wife.

8/20/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Densey, stay tough Brother, we need you,

Old Detective friend.

8/20/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Roman~Katie Smolarczyk said...

May you hold on tight for another bummy ride, we pray for you each and everyday. Your one tough guy and we know you will pull though plus you have the love and support of your wife, friends and family. Hang in there.

Love Always
Roman and Katie

8/20/2009 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First & foremost, prayers go out to Officer Cole & his family daily. But as a citizen of Chgo. I hope this Sharky person is NOT a police officer because if he is he should know better than to make false allegations,those were truthful facts coming from the Colorado ministry. Its people like you that nobody needs in this lifetime, my family won't be sending any prayers your way.

8/20/2009 06:07:00 AM

I am not sharky, but those were not truthful facts. Perhaps misguided, not necessarily evil in their untruthfulness.
The truth is that Densey has a LONG DIFFICULT path ahead of him and he does NEED your prayers, but the post was worded to make it seem as though there was a dire emergency occurring at that time. When in fact Densey was NOT in ICU or isolation, Densey doesn't always have good days, sometimes he doesn't want visitors either because there is too much going on, he isn't feeling well, or he just wants some alone time, or maybe he wants to try to improve on his rehab rather than visiting with people... could be any or all the above. So at those times, visitors will be turned away, at his request.
Truthfully, Densey is making excellent progress with his rehab. But these things take a LOT OF TIME .. put yourself in his position and think about it.. Timing may be one problem with the post, and I am sure the poster was well meaning, but the facts aren't exactly in line with what the post said.
All I can say is PLEASE keep him in your thoughts, and/or prayers.
and don't bite on sharky... sharky and others are being bombarded with phone calls and inquiries regarding D right now, due to the post, when the actual complication (a common one) had been taken care of for days. This caused a lot of angst that didn't need to be with a lot of people. No hard feelings against the original poster, and none towards sharky either...
I am not going to argue with the above poster either.. lets move on, the IMPORTANT thing is to give Densey some room to get better...

8/20/2009 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God, protect this fine officer who was injured while protecting and serving the people of chicago. Grant him full recovery and swift return to his loved ones and, please God, to his chosen vocation. Amen.

8/20/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep your head up, god bless you and your family

8/20/2009 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a citizen in Edgewater and send you the will of the prayer. We are so very supportive of the police especially in Uptown, Edgewater and Roger's park. We will start demanding that you all are better taken care of and that our Alderman start acting. We will understand what you go through and learn what we can do to provide your safety. Your are our hero.

To this citizen who wrote this I thank you. Twenty years on the job and I can count the times that people said thank you to me on one hand. I have worked districts my whole career that the savages and predators will kill you for the loose change in your pocket. We do what we do for people like you. For every bad action of one of our own I say sorry but there are thousands of acts of goodness that goes unnoticed. Thank you citizen for your prayers and gratitude.

8/20/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I pray for the healing of our brother in blue, P.O. Cole. As Jesus said, "Take up your mat and walk." So in Jesus name, P.O. Cole you will be healed and walk again. Blesses our the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.

For the wild beast that reached in and stole our fellow brother's weapon and wallet, God will avenge with a wrath for messing with one of his warriors. In Jesus name we pray.

8/20/2009 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ridiculous to say this story is planted. Densey did have a setback, it just was late when someone posted it. The cops at work were talking about it all week. He WAS in ICU. Try not to spread vicious rumors, etc., about people "planting" things.

8/20/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job office for posting your comment about Denz being in I.C.U. ect. I heard it at my unit who got it straight from Colorado. This isn't some movie shit, things being "planted." I guess you & I had enough balls to set the record straight about Denz. So just keep praying instead of spillin garbage where ever you go.

8/21/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/20/2009 10:39:00 PM
*****************88

Can we end the argument now, and just pray that Densey makes a full recovery one day?
I think we are over the "plant" story, it was bad timing, and somewhat inaccurate, but not evil.. it just caused a lot of needless angst for a lot of people.

8/21/2009 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Korpios said....

Please everyone, even if you don't pray, please say a prayer for Officer Cole and his family."

I wish you wouldn't say things like that. I fully support the cops in Chicago; I think they put up with far too much bullshit and far too little compensation compared to the dangerous work they perform every day; hell, my mother is a retired cop (NYPD), and I've heard my share of horror stories from her. That said, I'm also an atheist, and can no more "pray" than flap my arms and fly. It feels a bit insulting to read that, even though I'm sure it wasn't meant that way. Regardless, I sincerely hope the officer in question recovers — a hope we should all share, religious or not.


NOT THE PLACE FOR THIS!!! If you can't pray - dont. We don't need to hear how you were offended - we are talking about an injured officer.

8/21/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless you brother ! were all praying for you

8/21/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Korpios...you're an idiot....if your offended.....move on and go read elsewhere.......Hang in there DC!!!

8/21/2009 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger RO said...

I am here in Colorado and as of Wed and Thur Densey was allowed visitors. End of Story!!

8/22/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sharky, tell everyone how you obtained "rank!" Oh yeah, intimate knowledge!! You are a poor excuse of a man. When you have something to say to whoever it may be that you say is causing problems, go directly to them face to face. You won't because you would find out that you are wrong & you don't want to loose your "dept. juice!" Oh well there is still enough time left for you to work in 2,7,15 etc. You are "comedic!"

8/22/2009 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay kids, lets get this shit straight once & for all. P.O. Marikay O'Brien is the one who posted that info. about Densey that Monday morning & it was true. D was in bad shape & God brought him through. The police chaplain posted the other info. from Colorado & yes his wife was in Chgo while he had surgery & was in I.C.U. So now onward & forward & remember this is all about DENSEY ONLY, singular, solo his health mentally & physically. Go Denz, aka "Rock Star."

8/23/2009 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stay with us brother !!! this is a great guy and has a great family with two little girls !!! hope this dept will help you and your family .....godbless and get well soon my fellow beat cop !!!

8/27/2009 07:09:00 PM  

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