A brief update on the condition of Officer Courtney Gale:
Though Gale’s condition has improved, she has a long way to go, Police Chief Jack Lumpkin said Thursday.
Gale lost a massive amount of blood, and doctors probably saved her leg through several surgeries on damaged arteries, according to Lumpkin, who said Gale’s condition had “improved.”
“There remains some serious concerns regarding the immense blood loss that Courtney experienced, but we have tremendous faith that she will also conquer that hurdle,” the police chief said in an e-mail to county employees. “She is slowly responding to physical stimulus. This could improve in the next hour, day, week or month. Keep her in your prayers.”
County employees and residents showed their support to the wounded officer by coming out in droves to donate blood, according to a representative of the American Red Cross Southern Region.
Blood drives are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Lexington Road.
Anyone wanting to help defray the officer’s medical expenses can donate at any SunTrust Bank branch or send donations to the Courtney Gale Assistance Fund, SunTrust Bank, 1022 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
I was talking about this earlier via IM with my friend Vicky, who is from the UK.
you’d be hard pressed to meet a sweeter person in the world
which is probably how a psychotic with a butcher knife happened to get the drop on her
You’ve never seen a whole town hold it’s breath like this
Hope it’s all OK for her.
I haven’t bent a knee since I was a child, y’know
I’ll bend a knee as well, for all the good it may do.
you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket
this is true
have a fantastic weekend
do something so fabulous and awesome that when you finally meet courtney, you can tell her about it