PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Hundreds of people, including family and fellow police officers came together to pray for an officer still in the hospital. Philadelphia Police Officer Andy Chan is fighting for his life after he was struck by a vehicle two weeks ago.
On Wednesday, hundreds came out to Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church to pray. In the front row was the wife and family of Andy Chan, a 48-year-old decorated police veteran, husband and father. He was critically injured when the police motorcycle he was riding was struck by a minivan. The crash has been labeled an accident.
"He needs all of our prayers right now that he can get right now," his sister, Sarina Chan, said.
His sister says with around the clock care and bedside support from police those prayers are working
"He’s progressing so he’s on a road recovery right now and we need all the prayers," she explained.
His highway patrol family joined his wife and other family members to pray for Chan’s speedy recovery and the safety of all law enforcement.
"Highway patrol as you can see, everyone of them is there tonight. Most of Andy’s family is here. They left a couple by his bedside, but everybody is praying and hopeful he’s going to come out of this," President of FOP Lodge 5 John McNesby said.