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First Published Thursday, 22nd May, 2008.

FWD:  Please Circulate Far & Wide!!!


I’d like to tell you about my friend and colleague, Roanoke Virginia
Police Officer Brian Lawrence.


Brian was seriously injured, paralyzed, while responding to a call
for assistance last weekend.


Brian took the cause of autism as his own years ago not only as a
Project Lifesaver International instructor, but as an officer and
autism trainer. Brian learned well about autism and adds his
insightful and caring nature when he provides training to others in
law enforcement about our sons and daughters who are affected by autism.


It’s time for us to give Brian something back from the autism
community through our thoughts, prayers, get well messages and
donations. Please take a few moments to do so.


I welcome and pray for Brian’s speedy recovery and look forward to
working with him again in the future as we train law enforcement and
other first responders about autism.


Brian: We love you and wish for your speedy recovery!


Dennis Debbaudt


Supporting Officer Bryan Lawrence


By <mailto:lmarkowski@wsls. com>LAURA MARKOWSKI


Published: May 15, 2008 – WSLS Channel 10


WSLS learned today that Roanoke City Police Officer Bryan Lawrence
is paralyzed from a brutal attack this past weekend. Many of you may
want to show support for Officer Lawrence and his family, so we’re
on your side with information.
His fellow officers are raising money to help with medical bills.
There will be a poker run on June 14th beginning at the Roanoke Civic Center.
There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.
The exact details are being worked out, and we’ll update you as soon >as they are made available.


You can also stop by any SunTrust Bank branch and make a donation,
c/o RCPA Bryan Lawrence Fund.


If you’d like to send him a get well message you can also do that.
Just send letters to:
“Get Well Soon Officer Lawrence”
c/o Roanoke City Police Dept. NE Office
1502 Williamson Road, NE
Roanoke, VA 24012


Bryan Lawrence was off duty but was hurt as he responded to a call
about a nearby disturbance.


By <mailto:amanda.codispoti@ roanoke.com>Amanda Codispoti
981-3334


As a Roanoke crime prevention officer, Bryan Lawrence is always
looking out for others.


He advises home and business owners about how to protect their
property, tracks autistic children and Alzheimer’s patients who have
wandered away and may be in danger, and more.
It was that same desire to help that drew him away from his off-duty
job providing security Saturday night when he heard on his radio that a woman had been hurt not far from where he was, said his son, Robert Lawrence.
Police said Monday that it was Lawrence who was assaulted and left
unconscious after chasing two suspects, one of whom was later
charged with hurting the woman at the Go Mart in the 3500 block of
Williamson Road Northwest.



Lawrence is recovering at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He suffered a neck injury, and was to have surgery Monday, Robert
Lawrence said.
“He’s doing fine,” Robert Lawrence said. “He’s very responsive now,
compared to when he came in.”
The incident began about 11:20 p.m., when officers were called to a
disorder at the Go Mart, said police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson.
When officers arrived, they found Mary Gilkes, 50, of Roanoke, who
had been hurt, Johnson said. Gilkes gave police a description of two
men who had fled.


William Steele Jr. has been charged with malicious wounding of an
officer and felony obstruction.


Dantonio Foster was charged with malicious wounding related to the
disturbance at the Go Mart, as well as felony obstruction.
Lawrence saw the suspects at 11:34 p.m. in a vehicle at Huntington
Boulevard and Hillcrest Avenue Northwest, Johnson said.
When he stopped the vehicle, the men ran. Lawrence ran after them
and was in the process of apprehending one suspect when he was
assaulted by the other suspect, Johnson said.



Other officers who were called to help Lawrence found him
unconscious at 11:37 p.m. in the 3400 block of Hillcrest.
Police would not say if Lawrence was wearing a police uniform or armed.
William Steele Jr., 18, of Roanoke was caught by a police dog in the
900 block of Greenhurst Avenue. He was charged with malicious
wounding of an officer and felony obstruction.

Dantonio Foster, 25, of Roanoke was arrested later at Lyndhurst
Street and Queen Avenue. He was charged with malicious wounding
related to the incident at the Go Mart, as well as felony obstruction.
He also is charged with malicious wounding related to an incident
that happened Friday, according to court records.
Officers were called at 11:10 p.m. to the 2900 block of Centre
Avenue Northwest, where a 25-year-old woman had been stabbed, Johnson said.
Court records also show that Foster was convicted of misdemeanor
assault charges in 2007 and 2006, and was convicted in 2005 of
possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.


Lawrence is known throughout the community for his work with Project
Lifesaver, which provides police with a way to find people with
Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, autism or mental illness who
become lost or wander away.
Participants wear radio transmitters that police can track by computer.
Lawrence is one of four national instructors for the
Chesapeake- based Project Lifesaver International, said Tommy Carter,
chief of training for the organization.
“Bryan cares about people, especially those who really can’t help
themselves, ” Carter said.
Staff writer Mike Allen and news researcher Belinda Harris
contributed to this report.


Dennis Debbaudt
http://www.autismri skmanagement. com
phone (772) 398-9756
fax (772) 398-2428
Port St. Lucie, Florida
“Passion: You Can’t Buy It – You Can’t Hide It!” (Debbaudt, 2005)



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