A Police Officer who was shot while chasing a suspect remained faithful to God despite his unlikely health condition: “I’m weak but God is strong.”
IMPD Officer Shot While In Line Of Duty
In February, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Thomas Mangan chased a suspect around Fountain Square. And while on the line of duty, the suspect shot him, and the bullet hit his neck. Although he survived the critical condition, it significantly damaged his Adam’s apple and voice box. As a result, he could hardly speak or make sounds with his voice.
The Officer’s journey to healing wasn’t easy because of how it greatly affected his ability to speak. But by the grace of God, Thomas remained faithful to God. Together with his wife, Emory, they leaned on Jesus in the battle.
Emory often encouraged her husband and reminded him of his identity. The wife narrated, “I would say ‘Tommy you’re so strong. You got this Tommy.’ He would just shake his head — he would say no. ‘I’m weak but GOD is strong.'”
Further, Thomas felt grateful to God for his wife’s unconditional love amidst what happened to him. Her presence “has made all the difference.”
“Some people, through difficult circumstances, wouldn’t hold it together with big changes and end up leaving,” he said. ‘Because her love for me is steadfast and unconditional, she’s still here with me.”
Also, the Officer highlighted how the unlikely circumstance led his relationship with his wife to go into deeper love. Hence, he wouldn’t want to change anything. But above all, he has come to know deeper about God’s love through what happened.
Today, Thomas is healing well, and he credits God for everything. His faith and full support from faith-filled family and friends led him to overcome the process. And he has a message to every aspiring police officer: “Law Enforcement is not a job about glamour or yourself. It’s about service.”
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