Gravely Injured Cop Makes Progress In Recovery

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — A Chicago Police officer injured in a shocking accident four years ago — and left a quadriplegic — is making encouraging signs of improvement.

CBS 2’s Mike Parker has his story.

“It was extremely terrifying,” Officer Densey Cole II recalls. “I thought I was going to die.”

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The 42-year-old CPD officer thought Rasaan Shannon would kill him with his own gun. Shannon had taken it from him as Cole lay paralyzed with a broken neck inside his police SUV after an accident at 98th and Halsted in 2009.

“He was calling me a pig and yelling at me, telling me he was going to kill me,” Cole recalls.

But Shannon did not. Instead, he stole the officer’s gun and wallet, jumped into his own car nearby and drove off.

Cole, a strapping young cop, was left a quadriplegic and has spent the…

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