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.
Hi Emma - thanks for sharing your card! Just wanted to let you know Officer Hodges is recovering and doing well. Thank you for the kind words! We’ll DM you an address of where to send it! @JohnnaJablonski https://t.co/rzByMALqPF— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 12, 2021
“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.”
“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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