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Injured Raleigh Police Officer's Condition Upgraded

Posted February 28, 2007

— A Raleigh police officer is now listed in good condition after he was injured while pursuing a suspect.

Officer Steven John Salina, 24, was involved in a foot pursuit Tuesday afternoon with William Davis Henry. Both men ran onto the section of the Beltline near the Hammond Road interchange when Salina was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Salina was taken to WakeMed. Henry was apprehended a short time later.

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  • RainierBeer Mar 1, 2007

    I hope the police officer that was hit will make a full recovery. Also, the 17 y.o. girl driving that car has got to be traumatized.

  • Pandoras Box Feb 28, 2007

    FYI - for those of you following the Winston-Salem police officer's death this past Thursday - there was an arrest made last night around 11. Thank God. That poor family has been through alot - my heart goes out to that family and esp. his two daughters. I hope for a swift trial and justice for this family.

  • Pandoras Box Feb 28, 2007

    All the negative comments are horrible, but no, I just thought they were silly people that had to complain about something. I wasn't really concerned with their political preferences. It didn't matter what they were - their comments were sad.

    How and why does this matter? What the heck does politics have to do with this. I believe you guys are missing the point entirely. I give up. I guess I just can't see past the people to their poltical perferances.

    Thank God we have people like you guys to point it out for us! Sarcasim totally implied.

  • Lizard Paw Feb 28, 2007

    Phoebe - don't you pay attention to what group always complains about police or military doing their jobs? Then turns around and wants votes from the very people they create with their programs? That's what 5511 is talking about. The mindset that is out there. The mindset that makes one "wonder" why the officer did his job because "the crime was to petty and he should have let him go." Dems don't like to be identified so easily by just listening to what they say. They like to be hidden.

  • Pandoras Box Feb 28, 2007

    Personally I don't give a crap what the guy was. He did something wrong and that's that. Rep. or Dem alike. You mess up and get a warrant you butt should go to jail. Or can I commit a crime and claim I am one party or the other to get off. I didn't realize that was a law.

  • Lizard Paw Feb 28, 2007

    You don't think he was chasing a republican do you?

  • Pandoras Box Feb 28, 2007

    5511 - sad comment. I do not need you to agree with me or try to make me "feel" better. This officer did his job. He got hurt in the line of duty. It has nothing to do with Dems / Republicans. Simply put.

  • Lizard Paw Feb 28, 2007

    OK Phoebe - I think this officer did his duty in a heroic manner chasing an out of work democrat that was running toward the Walmart with someones else's credit card to spend money he took from someone else to spend on his self while blaming others for his plight. Rest assured that if he was injured instead of the officer, his injuries would've been paid for by the officer's taxes who works at catching people like this day in and day out. Then he would've sued the officer for not catching him soon enough and chasing him into traffic thereby causing his injury, because we all know from watching TV, cops are like that.

    There! You feel better?

  • Pandoras Box Feb 28, 2007

    But seriously this has nothing to do with this officers situation. As I was under the assumption he chased a suspect across the street doing his job and got hit in the line of duty. Tragic and sad, but it has nothing to do with Dems or Republicans. You have no idea what someone is. And I'll bet with that comment you will say I am a Dem. YOU would be so wrong. I would never blindly support a party just because they are Rep. or Dem. I would support the person that can best get the job done. BUT this still has nothing to do with Officer Salina. Respond politics in a politics article and respond to this poor officer in this article.

  • Lizard Paw Feb 28, 2007

    Phoebe - Demoncrats never support proactive policing. That's why it matters. One can see it in the messages they post. Absolutely amazing!!!