The 24-year-old was struck by an oncoming car early Sunday morning after stopping to assist another officer at a traffic stop. It happened on Route 100 in Anne Arundel County.
Tuesday, loved ones said they're holding onto hope. "I'm not a very spiritual person," said Jacqueline Kline's best friend, Sara Tsivikis, "But I swear to you I've seen God work this week. It's a miracle that she's here, that doctors are so optimistic."
Tsivikis says she and Kline met when they were 6 years old; they've been inseparable ever since.
"She's family. She's not just a friend. I'm glad that I'm here for her and that I'm able to hold her hand," she said.
Tsivikis left New Jersey as soon as she heard the news Sunday, heading straight for one of her oldest and closest friends, who's now recovering at Shock Trauma. Tsivikis has only left Kline's side once, for a trip back to New Jersey to bring a carload full of friends.
"I know she hears me," Tsivikis said. "She might not remember this, but you can tell when she hears your voice, you kind of see a response -- her gripping your hand. I could honestly watch her breathe for hours, though."
She's not the only one who traveled from states away to show support.
"I can't explain it really," said friend Amanda Feldman. "Just like, I want to cry, you know? But tears of joy to see her breathing. She's alive, she's here."
Relatives, friends, and fellow troopers have filled the hospital's waiting room since early Sunday.
"Anyone who hears her story and hears how great she is, they're inspired," Tsivikis said. "They have come to meet the girl that they're talking about; the amazing trooper, the best friend, the beautiful girlfriend, this fighter."
Loved ones say the 'fighter' will make it through. "It's so reassuring to see her breathing. Knowing she's alive -- it's a miracle."
The driver of the car that struck Kline remained at the scene Sunday. Officials say he was intending to exit RT. 100 at Catherine Avenue.
No one else at the scene was injured.
Stay with ABC2 News for updates on this developing story.
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