An injured Cuyahoga Falls police officer’s medical bills will be supplemented by donations from patrons to an Applebee’s restaurant on Oct. 5.
Officer Ted Davis was seriously wounded in July after a man allegedly crashed his car purposely into Davis’ cruiser during a pursuit.
Donald Watson, who’s accused of driving the vehicle, faces felony charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated arson, failure to comply with the order of a police officer, vandalism and criminal damaging.
Davis, according to a Facebook event about the fundraiser, continues to recover from his wounds. The restaurant has agreed to donate 15 percent of bills from participating customers on Oct. 5.
Sit-down and take-out patrons who wish to participate in the fundraiser must present a flier to a server between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the 508 Howe Ave. location. Fliers can be obtained from the Facebook event, which is searchable with the name “Dine to Donate for Officer Ted Davis.”
“Officer Davis is on a long, slow road to recovery,” the event explains, “and this will help defray the cost of medical bills and general bills at home.”
Police say Watson intentionally crashed into three parked patrol cars July 23, then fled and crashed into Davis’ car, landing them both in the hospital.
Davis, an 11-year veteran of the department, remained in the hospital for a week and then began rehabilitation.