- Dear SCC and readers. I am police officer Del Pearson. I'm a devout reader of this blog and as with anything on this job take the information i receive with skepticism but enjoy the humor.
Id like to use this forum to thank each and every member of my police family for the incredible job of not only saving my life but also for the incredible and professional police work done on the street the night i was shot.
We've all formed opinions about coworkers and bosses on this job but its times like this that you genuinely learn the heart of people. I certainly have. To all the incredible cops in 004 i cannot and will never be able to express the gratitude i feel towards all of you. To all the units citywide that rushed to the call of me being down, you all showed that we dont need a world stage like NATO to show the world we are the greatest police department on the planet
To the medical staff at both hospitals, you saved my life, thank you from my still intact soul. I especially like to say a personal thanks to the security guard at trinity who locked eyes with me as a i walked to the stretcher. The last vision i would have as i entered unconsciousness. Dr. Lee and the trauma team at Christ. I thank god everyday for the skill hes given all of you! Its fucking unbelievable that just a week ago i was at deaths door and now im home with no reason why i cant return to normal after rehab. Its amazing. I remember fighting to stay awake in the back seat as we raced to the hospital. I kept thinking that if "Dude" can get shot 29 times and walk away, so could I.
SCC, i especially want everyone to know about the new friends ive made at 35th st. Readers, you can say what you want. Superintendent McCarthy is a real guy. Al Wysinger and Nick Roti as well! These three have been unbelievable to me and my family. I cannot say enough of how cool its been to get to know these guys as friends. I realize coppers will say they infused me with some coolaid while i was under, body snatched me, but its not like that. The Super is my friend. Im proud to say it! Not as a boss or because he had to be there, because he would sit and we talked bout stupid shit we've done out there and lived to laugh about it. Yes the story about my new star number is true.
Like i said SCC, we all form opinions about people on this job based on things we've heard. I just want some coppers to hear my opinion on Gary McCarthy the man, my boss and now my friend.
Thanks for the space SCC. I know its kinda long and im sure ive left some people out. I wanted to say something to everyone but im not an in front of the cameras type guy so i decided this was a good place for it, after all, nobody reads this insignificant little spot anyway
Thank you, everyone!
P.O. Del Pearson#16462/6254
And while we and others may have differing opinions on the superintendent, we'd ask you respect Del's comments as he's the guy with the bullet wound through his body.