Bowden shows improvement, can’t speak yet

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 2:09 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 31, 2008


After two weeks in University Hospital, Columbia police Officer Molly Bowden continues to improve and rest comfortably, family members said in an answering machine message Monday.


Bowden’s father, David Thomas, said in the message that Bowden was sitting upright for a short time Sunday. Her responsiveness was also improving, and Bowden was able to follow movement with her eyes, according to Thomas.


The Rev. Michael Burt of Grace Bible Church, who has been speaking on behalf of Bowden’s family, said though she hasn’t spoken yet, “We’re keeping a positive attitude.”


Bowden underwent a successful surgery last week. Doctors removed bullet fragments and inserted a tube into Bowden’s trachea to make her more comfortable.


Bowden was hospitalized Jan. 10 after being shot three times by Richard Evans, whom Bowden pulled over for a traffic violation.


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