Ho­gan re­ceives sur­prise from fa­vorite foot­ball team

Record Observer - - News - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

BAL­TI­MORE — Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Deputy Scott Ho­gan may not have got­ten to come home Wed­nes­day, Jan. 11, but he re­ceived a pack­age that lifted his spir­its while he waits to heal a lit­tle more.

On Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon Ho­gan posted a pic­ture of him­self from his hos­pi­tal room at the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Shock Trauma Cen­ter dis­play­ing a let­ter he re­ceived from Jerry Jones, Dal­las Cow­boys’ owner and general man­ager, and assorted team team para­pher­na­lia, in­clud­ing a hat and shirt.

The let­ter from Jones read, “On be­half of all of us here at the Dal­las Cow­boys or­ga­ni­za­tion, we want you to know we are think­ing of you, pray­ing hard for you, and root­ing for you. We were so sorry to learn of what you’re go­ing through, but we hope you’ll take com­fort in know­ing you have friends here in Dal­las who be­lieve in you and who are cheer­ing you on.

“We also want to say thank you for be­ing such a loyal Dal­las Cow­boys fan. Our en­tire team is grate­ful for your sup­port, and every­one so ad­mires the courage you’re show­ing now. Keep up the fight! We be­lieve in you!”

Ho­gan is a loyal, long­time Dal­las Cow­boys fan.

Ear­lier Wed­nes­day, when Ho­gan an­nounced there had been a set­back and he wouldn’t be re­leased, he said, “... with­out tri­als there would be no tri­umphs. I am still im­prov­ing and I am on pace to go home this week.”

He again ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the com­mu­nity’s sup­port.

Ear­lier this week, the sher­iff’s of­fice cau­tioned cit­i­zens to be­ware of un­known call­ers claim­ing to be col­lect­ing funds on Ho­gan’s be­half. An of­fi­cial GoFundMe page has been es­tab­lished and the lo­cal Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Po­lice Lodge is ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for the Ho­gan fam­ily, and those wish­ing to help should pur­sue those av­enues, he said.

As of Wed­nes­day, more than $40,000 of a $50,000 goal had been col­lected on GoFundMe.

Also, lo­cal busi­nesses have been spon­sor­ing fundrais­ers.

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Dfc. Scott Ho­gan dis­plays the Dal­las Cow­boys para­pher­na­lia he re­ceived from team owner Jerry Jones along with a let­ter and the team’s well wishes. Ho­gan is a long­time Cow­boys fan.

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