MONROE, Conn. -- Fellow officers and friends of Monroe Police Officer Andrew "Andy" Wall are asking the public to help raise funds to pay his medical bills for treatment of a brain tumor through a Go Fund Me page .
Wall, a police officer with the Monroe Police for nearly 20 years, is a well respected and well-loved member of the department. His list of commendations include: six special recognition certificates, three meritorious service ribbons, two distinguished service ribbons and a medal of valor. He was also nominated for Officer of the Year in 2009, fellow officers wrote on his gofundme.com page.
Friends of Wall said he found out about his illness earlier this year when he was not feeling well and went to see his doctor. The diagnosis was not good and two days later he was at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. There he had surgery to remove the tumor from the right side of his brain.
The surgery was successful but the biopsy result confirmed the tumor was malignant. He is continuing to receive treatment locally at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven where he will begin chemotherapy and radiation in the coming months. This treatment will remain on-going and will hinder his ability to return to routine life and work.
Adding that Wall has always been there for others, now the biggest concern is for him, along with his wife and 10-year-old son to cover the costs of medical bills and everyday living costs. To date $17,000 has been raised.
"We are asking for your help to support our brother." said the Monroe Police Department.Click here to donate to the campaign.