DETROIT (WWJ) – The Commander of Detroit’s 6th Precinct paid a visit to Mann Elementary School to thank the students for their cards and letter following the January shooting that injured him and three of his officers.

Following the ceremony, Friday, Detroit Police Commander Brian Davis said he has been changed by the experience.

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Brian Davis speaks to students. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

“I think I’m a better person.  You know, when your life is in God’s hands, I think that that’s going to change your life, to some extent, as you move forward,” Davis said.

WWJ’s Florence Walton reported that Davis appeared a bit overwhelmed by all the love shown to him by the kids.

“I told my wife I wouldn’t cry up here. It’s just been fantastic, and I really, really appreciate your support.  I really do… Every card you guys sent me, all that stuff, I read everything,” he said.

Davis was shot in the back and hand and three other Detroit Police officers were wounded when a man walked into the 6th Precinct and opened fire, seven weeks ago. The gunman, 38-year old Lamar Moore, was fatally shot.

More than a dozen police officers were honored

 by Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee and City Council for their bravery during the attack. Commander Davis was credited as a hero.


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