January 1, 2015 Nashville, Tenn. La Vergne Police Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis, 40 in 2014 was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. In June 2015 his nephrologist felt it was time for Chip to be evaluated for a kidney transplant and it was determined that he was. Dozens of people lined up to be tested to donate a kidney to the Sgt. after his problem became known.
Generally when people are on waiting lists for kidneys it takes up to five years, however “Chip” found a donor within just 5 months. His donor happened to be another Police Officer from the La Vergne Police Department named Eric Crowder, 32.
It was Sgt. Davis who had encouraged Crowder to apply for the position as a Police officer with the Department in the first place to help people and now he is helping a brother in blue when he needs it the most.
Both men have known each other for a while, their families know each other and their daughters are good friends. KLFY reported that Officer Crowder said “He just kept telling me, ‘You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.’ I was like, ‘Well, there’s no backing out now,’”
Also that Sgt. Davis said “Words can’t express how thankful I am to him for stepping up,”
It has been reported by the La Verge Fire Department said on Facebook, “Both of the City of La Vergne Police Officers, Chip and Eric are out of surgery and in recovery and things look great!” and At 4:15 p.m., the La Vergne Police Department said, “They are both out of surgery and in recovery. Everything is fine so far, so hopefully they can bounce back and Sgt. Davis can carry on.”