Sunday, June 28, 2009

First of all, I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and concerns.

The city has been phenomenal giving me access to the best health care possible.

As of Monday afternoon my wife Mary will have a trust fund set up through the Federal Patrolmens Credit Union under my name. We are awaiting confirmation on an interview we will be doing with CNN on Tuesday evening on the accident, spinal cord injury and the impact on our family etc...

We also plan to leave for a rehab facility in Denver CO, one of the best in the nation for spinal cord injury where my wife and I live together and rehabilitate and educate ourselves as a family. My children can visit and stay with us as often as they can for free for up to a month at a time, they encourage family/friend interaction as much as possible.

My injury is an incomplete spinal cord injury so we are very hopeful. My progress is moving forward at a very rapid pace. I have been eating and drinking whatever I want I have moved my arm though very very exausting and flexed my bicept. I have feeling down to my toes. I get more and more sensations back everyday. The way my legs feel today are the way my arms felt a couple weeks ago. a lot of pain and burning sensations twitching etc. I have had very little physical therapy as of yet. This is still considered a very new injury. I still have a lot of swelling of the spinal cord. Until I begin therapy there is no way to tell, I aint givin up!

Yes, what happened in the car after the crash is what led to the state I am in right now. If I had not been moved I may have been moving today. I thank all of my fellow brothers for catchin the guys, watchin the house, waking Sadie (Dahill), and most of all taking care of my wife Mary.

I am getting very tired, I did not sleep much last night. So today, visitors I am asking only be from 3 to 6pm please (just for today)so I (we) can catch up on sleep a bit I had a lot of back pain last night. I still have a lot to say and many to personally thank but thank is all I can do for right now, sorry.

Our deepest sincerest thanks to all of is on the laptop that they purchased us for our wedding gift that Mary writes this for me, I apologize for the delay by the way! If you have questions about my status, health or anything ask me or my wife. Any funds or information will have our names attached to it or they may be frauds, so you wil hear directly from us.

I (Mary) want to express my deepest gratitude as well. I purchased a binder for all the business cards, I have my journal of phone #'s ans emails. We try to update his facebook together, but I check mine(Mary Cole) at least every couple of days. We will try to update this site as well as others now that I set up an account whenever we have a chance. As soon as we get to rehab, I will pass that info along as well.

Thnak you all, my brother in law and other family members will be staying at our home with our dog while we are away, I will leave #'s with him if he needs help as well.

Densey & Mary


  1. Densey is in our thoughts and prayers every day. We hope to hear all the updates while he is gone and we will be checking here and Facebook! Thanks for setting this all up for him. Congrats on your wedding that took place Friday. We wish we could've been there but coincidentally we had another wedding to attend which Tony had to stand up for. Best of luck in Colorado!!!

    Tony Fam and Natalie

  2. Our prayers are with you Densey. It is great to hear that you are making progress!

    Jason Vucko & Joe Nemcovic

  3. Hey Densey Bob Mangan here and I just want you to know I'm here for you. If there is anything I can do let me know. Good luck in Denver and let me know when and where you can have visitors. I was shocked to learn it was you in that accident, I still thought you were still in 001. It just goes to show you you need to keep in contact with friends. Keep me posted bud and best of luck to you and your family.

    Bob Mangan

  4. Densey I don't know you but I bleed blue too. Your strength is something everyone of us should look up to. You will continue to be in my prayers. Keep your chin up and good luck with the rehab.

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  6. Hi Densey,
    It is wonderful to hear from you. You sound strong and confident and I just want you to know you have so many people pulling for you're full recovery. I hope you will continue to update us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....

  7. Densey, let me try this again...I haven't been on my Google account in quite awhile...sorry about the above SNAFU...

    Densey, my family's thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I am third generation CPD and a proud brother in blue. Life is not fair. We all have to go through trials and tribulations...some of us more than others. The important thing to remember while you are enduring and overcoming these obstacles is that you are a survivor. Whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger...
    Your willpower is a great testament to your intestinal fortitude and character! Densey, you WILL succeed. Godspeed in your therapy and your future endeavors my brother! Carpe Diem!!!

    Respectfully yours,
    Martin E. Tully

  8. Im glad to hear you are doing better .I was in an accident and it not only the physical pain but the psychological

    There are alot of people who care about you

  9. Hey Densey, If anyone can keep his spirits up at a time like this it's you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep your spirits up and God Bless. Mark Adduci

  10. Officer Cole, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you continue your recovery. God Bless.

  11. Officer Cole and family,
    Just wanted to let you know that you're in our thoughts while you continue down this long road. I don't know you, but our family is part of the brothers in blue. Wishing you continued recovery and strength.

  12. Densey, glad to hear that you are settling in out in Colorado. If ever you need anything don't hesitate to call. You know how to get in touch. Myself, Capt D, Marty Gainer, etc, will take care of it, period.
    P.S. My parents and sisters also say hello, and wish you the best as well. You have my business card with the cellphone and e-mail account written on the back, so that should be a clue as to who it is (think about the comic books).

  13. Densey
    You are doing great! Thanks for taking the time to write on the blog. I enjoy hearing of your accomplishments.
    I am praying for you and hoping for more recovery. Keep the faith and work hard. Your attitude is everything and you got what it takes! Love Athena

  14. From a random non-LEO citizen just following the story, I sincerely wish you and Mary the best of luck in your healing and recovery.

  15. To all the POs, friends and well wishers,
    this is Densey's new sister-in-law. I spoke to Mary this morning and she and Densey arrived in CO safely on Wednesday. The doctors and staff at Craigs are very positive and upbeat and have put no limitiations on his recovery. Densey has even more movement in his arm and therapy hasn't even (officially) begun yet. For those of you that wish to send cards or letters to Densey while he is in CO, the address to the hospital is:
    Densey Cole
    c/o Craig Hospital
    3425 S. Clarkson St.
    Englewood, CO 80113

    Densey and Mary will be moving to an onsite apartment soon and if the mailing address changes we will update as soon as possible.
    On behalf of Densey's (new) extended family, Thank you to everyone for the support we have received in these last weeks. Your comments, offers of help & prayers etc. are very appreciated and we can't thank you enough.
    We will be keeping you updated as much as possible.

  16. Hope your recovery continues smoothly.

  17. Damn Densey, what you will do for a free trip! It's great to hear that your slowly starting to come around. I hope everything goes well there and your progression forward is fast. Don't push it though, you're not missing anything here. Anything that I can do just let me know, especially with the house. I'm a block away. Take care. Mike Shemash

  18. darrin bourret said,
    hey dens i;ve been devestated since the first news of accident but i hve been praying for you and your family.. i'm sorry i couldnt make it to hospital but tony and danny were updateing me along with everyone in 001. Its great to hear the densey i know on the road to recovery and I know you wont stop until you walk right out of that rehab center.
    take care of yourself and I also would like to extend my hand to you and say if you or the family needs anything dens let me know
    my cell# 773-418-3060

  19. Dear Densey,
    I"m glad you have the blog up and running and that we can keep up with your progress.I pray that your recovery goes smoothly and it sounds like Englewood is a great place unlike Chicago's version.(7) Take care. Tim

  20. Densey, you have been in my thoughts and prayers since this happened. I am still praying for a full recovery for you.
    Virg Drozd

  21. As a retired officer shot on duty don't ever give up hope that you will walk again. I had severe peripheral nerve paralysis and doctors told me Id never do this and that again well to this day Ive defied all odds and even though I dont know you I wish the best for you. Don't ever give up no matter how big the hole seems to crawl out of.Stay safe

    Bridget Boudreaux
    retired deputy Lafourche Parish Sheriffs office Thibodaux,La

  22. Hi Densey,
    We are happy to hear that you are feeling better each day. We miss you here in Chi-town, it's not the same without you coming in and forgetting your wallet. We can't wait to see you walk through our door again! We know you can do it!
    The Wright Cut Girls
    Sandy, Jen, and Bonne

  23. Look at you Densey, just had to be like me and move to Englewood, only yours sound a lot nicer than the Chicago Englewood I live in :) Work hard and get better soon. We have some pool time to make up for next summer.

  24. Hey, you don't know me, but I am a defense attorney in Los Angeles, and I am Jason Pearson's (Englewood P.D.) aunt. He told me about you and everyone in L.A. - the ICDA (Indigent Criminal Defense Association) and the Superior Courts of Long Beach and Torrance, wish you the best. We really do appreciate everything you guys do for us. Let me know if you need anything.

  25. Hey Brother,I have never met you, but soon will. The Boys in Blue here in Colorado are behind you! You are in the best hospital for your condition. I look forward to meeting you soon.


  26. Densey and Mary, we have never met, but I did have the pleasure of meeting your mother and sister in the ICU at the hospital. My cousin was in a motorcycle accident and airlifted to the same hospital, from IN. I spent a few nights with those incredibly strong women and we each prayed for each others family members. I occasionally google your name just to check in on you, and I am thrilled at the progress you are making. I look forward to more good new in the coming weeks!

  27. Densey, I am also one of your sisters in blue and my heart goes out to you and your family. Stay prayed up and faithful in the Lord and He will watch over you and dispatch His angels all around you. Take care of yourself and we will take care of the streets and the bad guys.

  28. Densey and Mary,

    I wanted to stop by and leave a note for you guys, and let everyone know that the Metro Area Graffiti Task Force fo Denver is going to have a bbq for you guys once Densey is able to venture outside the hospital. I saw Densey the other day and he is really improving his arm and finger motion and learning to drive that fancy wheelchair pretty good!

    I will stop by again my next day on duty and see how you are doing.

    Ofc. Jason Pearson
    Englewood P.D., Englewood, CO
    Director, MAGTF Denver

  29. Densey,

    You are in our thoughts. Please let us know if you should need anything.

    Ryan & Ryan Wilson
    (your old neighbors)

  30. Densey,

    My Partner and I stopped by last week from Aurora PD. The word has been passed though the dept, so plan on seeing some more of your brothers and sisters stopping by (if it gets to be too much, feel free to throw them out, they'll understand) Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers


  31. HEY DENZY,
    DAN D.

  32. Hi Densey,
    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on your marriage. It sounds like you have an amazing wife and blessed to have her by your side every step of the way. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
    All our best,
    Danielle, Jonathan and Max (almost 1!) Engel
    (old neighbors on 6)

  33. Officer Densey Cole,

    I don't know you. I did hear about you and your incident through a cop forum, at Glock Talk.

    God bless you with a full and speedy recovery, as well as your family and friends for supporting you during this time of trial.


    Rickey Southard Senior Officer Specialist
    US Penitentiary/Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Leavenworth, Kansas

  34. Densey, not following news too much we heard thru a facebook connection yesterday what happened and have been distraught the last couple of days as everyone has been since the accident, We have gone thru every news clipping to catch up and cannot stop trying to think how we can help.
    It has been year's since I have heard your name. I have thought about you, keith, and the Bath and Body Works gang many times over the last few years. We all had so much fun joking around and partying. The last time I saw you was at Howl at the Moon about 4 years when I introduced you to my now husband, Dave. We will continue to track your recovery, and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your Friend,
    Stacey Rabinowitz Palansky
    P.S. congrats to you and Mary. I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

  35. Densey and Mary,

    We haven't talked in sometime, but since the day this tragic accident happened you have both been in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there, God Bless you both and we love you.

    Roman and Katie