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04-23-06, 12:27 AM #1
Prayers for Officer Severns
Prayers for Officer Severns
Body: This is a repost - I am not sure where Officer Severns works.
Most likely he will not make it through the night as his brain has started swelling and the doctors have said their is little they can do
An off-duty South Bend police officer is in "extremely critical" condition after being attacked and shot in an attempted robbery.
The incident happened about 10:45 Friday night in the 1300 block of Clover Street on South Bend's near-east side.
Corporal Scott Severns, an 8-year-veteran of the South Bend Police Department, was shot in the parking lot of the Boy Scout office on Northside Boulevard.
The incident happened about 10:45 Friday night in the 1300 block of Clover Street on South Bend's near-east side
While Corporal Severns is being treated for his severe injuries at Memorial Hospital, the person accused of shooting him, a juvenile male, is at St. Joseph regional medical center just a few blocks away in "satisfactory" condition.
Police say they also arrested an 18-year-old man and are holding him on a preliminary charge of robbery.
Investigators say Severns was shot while he and a friend were being attacked.
"Severns, in my book, is a hero. He's got more guts in his little finger than I'll ever have," said Corbett.
Metro homicide commander Tim Corbett says off-duty Corporal Scott Severns tried to protect a female friend during an attempted robbery.
"Corporal Severns was with a female acquaintance, they were minding their own business, they were standing there talking when this predator came up with a weapon, attacked them," said Corbett.
Severns, who was off-duty and armed, but not wearing body armor, fired back and hit his attacker, a juvenile who turned-up at St. Joseph regional medical center Friday night.
His car was impounded and police say they recovered a weapon believed used in the shooting.
While the under-age suspect is in "satisfactory" condition and expected to survive, corporal Severns condition is said to be "extremely critical".
Police won't go into detail on wounds suffered by either one, or the number of times they were shot.
Police also arrested 18-year-old Mijell Redding on a felony charge of robbery.
Cpl. Mike Grzegorek said, "Being a police officer, we're trained to take action. He did just that. He did everything correctly. Unfortunately his injuries ended-up being worse than that of his attacker, and we're just asking for his prayers our hearts and prayers go out to him and family and we hope for a full recovery for him."
Severns is a second-generation police officer, a single man named "officer of the year" in 2004.
His father, Dennis is a retired cop, who arrived from Florida Saturday.
Police say the law enforcement family has rallied around Severns family and south bend police in the aftermath of last night's shooting.
This is not the first time officer Severns was involved in a shoot-out with a suspect.
In January of 2005, Severns was chasing an armed suspect on foot on the city's northwest side.
Police say the suspect, Floyd Jordan, starting shooting at Severns who returned fire.
Neighbors said both men fired several shots, but neither was hit.
Other officers arrested Jordan a few blocks away.
04-23-06, 12:56 AM #2
A smile cost nothing, but gives so much.
It enriches those who receive it,without making poorer those who give.It takes but a moment, but the memoryof it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that hecan get along without it,and none is so poor but thathe can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,fosters goodwill in business,and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,or stolen, for it is something that is of novalue to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.Give them one of yours, as none needs a smileso much as he who has no more to give.
- author unknown
04-23-06, 09:36 AM #3
Prayers for both the officer and his family.
04-23-06, 11:43 AM #4
My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Severns and his family.
04-23-06, 12:22 PM #5
Prayers sent for a speedy recovery."This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation." Woodrow Wilson, 1917
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