I would like to ask for the thoughts and prayers of the members here for a friend and co-worker who was violently assaulted in a Lowell area bar on Saturday. Officer Chris Diamantoupoulos was in the bar following a golf tournament with friends when three individuals, at least one of whom Chris recognized as a former inmate, assaulted Chris and one of his friends. Chris is now in the ICU and requires surgery due to his injuries. Chris is a quiet, likeable guy who is very soft spoken and has an easy demeanor. No one on our job deserves to have this happen to them, but Chris is one of the last guys I would expect to have this happen to because he is so easy going. Please pray for his speedy recovery and for swift justice for the three maggots that did this to him and his friend!