by Kristen Johanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Delaware County police officer shot Friday during a drug stop remains in critical but stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, with a hospital full of supporters.
Friends and family poured in and out of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center to wish Folcroft Police Officer Chris Dorman well while he recovers from being shot seven times.
“Happy he’s alive and doing a lot better, and pretty much really happy that he’s okay,” said Bryan Fry, a fellow volunteer firefighter who was among the visitors.
Bryan and two others brought Dorman a bright orange toy jeep and a Kenny Chesney shirt signed by supporters. He says Dorman is an all-around great guy
“Good sense of humor, funny. Always making you laugh no matter what your day was. He lifts your spirits up no matter what,” said Bryan.
John Fry Has known Dorman most of his life.
“I’ve known Chris for about 15 years, we grew up down the street, we’re about six months older than him. We’ve played baseball, football, we’ve gone on vacations together, joined the firehouse together, can’t say a bad thing about the kid, I love him to death,” he said.
Bill Doney spent some time working as a police officer with Dorman, and says it takes a while to have something like this sink in.
“You do what you need to do, an it’s not until after that you start thinking about how close you were, or how lucky you are to be alive, and I’m sure he went through the same thing,” said Doney.
Family members say Dorman has walked and talked with visitors, but he still has a long road ahead.
A GoFundMe page has been setup for Officer Dorman at gofundme.com/2b7hv9qk.