Injured Police Officer Thankful For Prayers
From Staff And Wire Reports
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
RALEIGH - Raleigh Police Department Officer Steven Salina, who was injured February 27th when he was struck by a car while pursuing a man wanted on begging charges, provided a statement to the media saying that he is recovering and looking forward to being back on the job.
He said he is also thankful for prayers and community support when he was critically injured during the accident.
"I am progressing well and expect to make a complete recovery," said Officer Salina in a released statement to the media. "I love my job as a police officer, and I am anxious to return to it. One of my goals is to go back to work sooner than physicians and therapists expect."
"My parents and I are grateful for God's watch, care and protection over me. We are also grateful for the tremendous outpouring of prayer and support from the community as a whole and from my coworkers at the Raleigh Police Department."
Officer Salina reports that he is focusing on his recovery at this point and requests that he
not be contacted concerning media requests for interviews. ::