Thousands of individuals reached out on social media using #PrayForRPD to say they were thinking about and praying for the injured officer.
In addition, a few Raleigh-Durham area organizations echoed the same sentiments.
Also, a GoFundMe account was created, purportedly to help the Raleigh police officer who was shot in the line of duty Wednesday but it has not been verified or endorsed by the family.
Sending our love, support, and prayers to our partners @raleighpolice. While we wait to hear more about the injured officer's condition, we pray for his recovery. Thank you to all law enforcement officers for the work you do every day. 🙏🙏🚔 #PrayForRPD— FBI Charlotte (@FBICharlotte) January 10, 2019
A few local law enforcement leaders also spoke up with their support.
Thankful to hear the officer is out of surgery and suspects in custody related to the @raleighpolice officer shot last night. Violence against law enforcement must end. We are the #ThinBlueLine between evil. We will persevere. Praying for full recovery. #PrayForRPD https://t.co/pGt4uLcPK0— David Hess (@ChiefDavidHess) January 10, 2019
But the prayers and well wishes did not just come from local organizations. Word spread as far as California.
The injured officer made it out of surgery Thursday morning. Plus, police say two suspects are in custody for the violence.