620 WTMJ in Milwaukee is helping an injured police officer get to this year’s Super Bowl.
Last week, Officer Herbert Davis III became the third officer to be shot in the city in the previous two weeks. Davis was shot while trying to check welfare for a man slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.
On Tuesday, Davis appeared on “Wisconsin’s Afternoon News” to discuss his career, what led to his getting shot and his lifelong allegiance to the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I believe God was the one who saved my life,” Davis said, responding to a question from co-host John Mercury about whether he was wearing a bulletproof vest that night.
Toward the end of the interview, Good Karma Brands Vice President Steve Wexler joined in the conversation. Wexler thanked Davis for his commitment and service to the city. He also revealed that the station arranged airfare, hotel and game tickets for Davis and his father.
“My dad is my best friend, and as much as I’m happy and excited about it, it would mean the world to him as much as it means to me,” Davis said. “I hope we both see a victory, and I’m so grateful. They say God works in mysterious ways, and this is one of them.
Davis recognized the other officers shot on duty, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Christian Almonte and Milwaukee Police Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz.
“These guys went through the same thing I went through, and their families are going through that too.”
Super Bowl LVI will be played between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 13 inside SoFi Stadium in Southern California.