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10-Year-Old Girl Writes Wholesome Get Well Letter To Officer Crushed In Capitol Riot

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The Washington police officer who was seen being crushed in a doorway during the riot at Capitol Hill is “recovering and doing well” according to reports by the Metropolitan Police. Seeing the violent footage was overwhelming for many, but especially for a little girl who wanted to make sure he was feeling better.

10-year-old Emma from Montana wrote a letter to Officer Daniel Hodges. Mom Johnna Jablonksi posted her daughter’s letter on Twitter where the department was able to see it.

“Dear Officer, I’m Emma and I’m 10 years old. I hope you heal from being crushed. I feel bad for you,” the little girl wrote. “Those people are really bad hurting you. I hope you and your family are nice and healthy.”

“When I saw the video on CNN about people crushing you with a door I almost cried,” Emma also wrote.

“As she was watching it, she started saying, ‘What is happening? What are they doing to that man? Why are they doing this?’ And she started to cry,” Jablonski told Fox5 DC.

Jablonkski says she spoke with her daughter about the situation and how to process her feelings and show that she cared.

“So she grabs her paper, her colored pencils and sat down on the table and just wrote what was on her heart,” Jablonski added.

The Metropolitan Police Department retweeted an image of Jablonski’s letter on social media and thanked Emma for her “kind words.”

“Just wanted to let you know Officer Hodges is recovering and doing well,” they wrote. “We’ll [message] you an address of where to send it!”

In the disturbing video footage showing Hodges smashed in the door and yelling for help, the pro-Trump mob ignores that they are clearly injuring a man. It’s a scary sight.

Police say Hodges is now recovering from the incident. He even spoke with Emma on a Zoom call set up by NBC4 Washington.

“I’m doing a lot better now and thank you so much for the support,” you can hear Hodges say. “It really means a lot to me and all the officers out there who worked that day,”

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Patricia Grisafi

Written by Patricia Grisafi