The Monroe Police Department is rallying around one of their own. Officer Andrew Wall has been on the force for almost 20 years and has been battling brain cancer. Wall had a tumor removed from the right side of his brain, and while the surgery was successful the biopsy confirmed the tumor was malignant.
Friends from the Monroe Police Department have set up a Go Fund Me page for Wall's family. He has a wife and 10-year old son. The medical bills and cost of living have mounted as treatment continues. Wall is receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment at Yale New Haven Hospital which is hindering his ability to return to work.
The gofundme.com page says that as a patrol officer, Officer Wall responded to over 9,000 calls for service and served as a Field Training Officer for new officers. As a detective he conducted countless investigations and led the charge against illegal narcotic use and sales in Monroe. Wall also served as Union President for the Monroe Police Union.
His list of commendations include: six special recognition certificates, three meritorious service ribbons, two distinguished service ribbons and a medal of valor. Officer Wall was also nominated for Officer of the Year in 2009.