Constable, other officials "assaulted"
- Written by Community Reports
Constable, other officials "assaulted" Late Sunday afternoon, someone dumped a garbage can full of ice water on Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth Rowdy Hayden, Lt. Buck Clendennen and Sgt. Ricky Warwick. The same has since happened to District Attorney Brett Ligon, First Assistant District Attorney Phil Grant and Investigator Joey Ashton with DAs Office. It now appears no one is safe from bone chilling attack. Anyone who frequents social media has probably seen videos of people having large amounts of ice water poured over their heads. Its called the cold water challenge. While someone could probably have sold raffle tickets to do the deed to Constable Hayden, the perpetrators were Splendora firefighters. Those who receive the challenge are supposed to either donate $100 to a specific fundraiser, or donate $10 and have the icy water dumped on them (usually with someone shooting video). Constable Hayden did both, as did District Attorney Brett Ligon and others. They wanted to contribute as much as possible to the fund to help Ethan Williamson, an 8-year-old Greenleaf Elementary student who was living the normal life of a second-grader until he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma. Ethans dad, David, is a Houston Police Officer who works in Kingwood and his mom, Tiffany, works for the Houston Police Officers Pension System. He is the oldest of three children, with the youngest only 2 years old. David Williamson said his son loves the outdoors and playing with friends. Ethan was very disappointed when he had to miss his soccer teams last game of the season. Math and P.E. are his favorite classes. He loves to run and also enjoys basketball and Taekwondo, but this summer will be different from any Ethan has known. Hes a really good kid, David Williamson said. He doesnt cause problems, he minds his manners and he likes to go to church. It is unknown how long Ethan will remain hospitalized or in treatment. The fundraiser is meant to help the family with the many expenses involved in treatment that are not covered by insurance.