A police officer in North Carolina needs prayers this week after he was critically injured during a routine traffic stop.
Winston-Salem Officer Nicholas Wayne Powell, 27, made the routine traffic stop around 2am Monday morning. According to The Blaze, the officer smelled marijuana and immediately called for backup.
Powell reportedly had the occupants exit the vehicle, but one person tried to get back in and drive away. Police Chief Barry Rountree said that Powell was then shot multiple times and dragged for a quarter-mile by the vehicle. He was never able to fire his weapon, but the suspect accidentally also shot himself in the struggle.
Both Powell and the suspect are being treated at the hospital, and doctors expect them each to make a full recovery. However, this police officer still needs our prayers, especially in this anti-police culture that exists in Obama’s America.