May 03, 2016
A Philadelphia police officer is back on the job nearly three years after he was shot while on duty.
In a Facebook post Monday, the Philadelphia Police Department said Officer Ed Davies was returning to work after being struck at close range during a violent incident in Feltonville:
993 days ago, Officer Ed Davies was shot at close-range while on duty. Today, after a long and difficult journey, he returns to work.
Welcome back, Officer Davies - the department and the citizens of the great city of Philadelphia couldn't be happier to see you back in blue. #StandWithDavies
The sign says it all. 993 days after being shot Officer Ed Davies is back to work! Welcome back brother! pic.twitter.com/EV4rf8AklY— Michael Cram (@PPDMichaelCram) May 2, 2016
Davies was shot while trying to subdue Eric Torres at a convenience store at Fourth and Annsbury streets on Aug. 13, 2013, after police said Torres fled a traffic stop, according to NBC10.
Police said Torres fired his stolen .45-caliber Glock, striking Davies. The officer spent more than a month in a coma, underwent several surgeries and had a kidney removed as a result.
Torres was found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to 66-132 years in prison last year.
Davies returns to the department as a member of the Advanced Training Unit at the Police Academy, a department spokesperson told NBC10.