Wounded Wis. officer surprised with all-expenses-paid Super Bowl trip
Bengals superfan Herbert Davis was shot in the line of duty last week and now is headed to Super Bowl LVI
By Suzie Ziegler
MILWAUKEE — Officer Herbert Davis was released from the hospital last week after he was shot in the line of duty. And next week, Davis is going to Super Bowl LVI.
Davis is a Cincinnati Bengals superfan and broke down in tears on Sunday when his team won the playoff game, reported WISN. Video shared by Davis’ family shows the officer decked out in Bengals regalia while watching the game, just two days after he was released from the hospital (he was also wearing Bengals gear even then). In the video, Davis wipes his eyes and puts his head in his hands.
"It was amazing. I was overjoyed. I was excited," Davis told WISN. "They're going to the Super Bowl. They've won it. I've seen it in my lifetime. I'm not dreaming."
Afterward, his family started a GoFundMe to send Davis to see the Super Bowl in Los Angeles. But on Tuesday, Davis was still $13,500 short of his $25,000 goal.
That’s when a local radio station group stepped in. According to WISN, the group offered Davis two tickets and an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles.
"I don't know what to say, thank you," Davis said upon hearing the news.
The second ticket will be going to the person who inspired his Bengals devotion: his dad.
"Me and my dad, that's like my best friend, everyone will tell you I'm very close to my dad. He was born and raised in Ohio. So he grew up as a Cincinnati Bengals fan," Davis said.
Davis plans to use the GoFundMe money to support two other Milwaukee officers who were recently shot and wounded in the line of duty, according to the report.
The suspect who shot Davis remains in jail.