Injured MPD Officer's family speaks with WSFA 12 News

MONTGOMERY, AL., (WSFA) -- For the first time we're hearing from the family of a Montgomery Police Officer critically injured in a car accident.  21 year old Josh Broadway was behind the wheel of his patrol car when he was hit and slammed into a metal utility pole.  WSFA 12 News reporter Sally Pitts spoke one-on-one with family members.

From childhood, Joshua Broadway knew what he wanted to do.  So it was no surprise to his family when he joined the police department.  His grandmother, Shirley Broadway knew the dangers, but wasn't ready for the phone call Thursday night.  "It's serious.  We are just devastated," says Broadway.  Broadway's grandmother and cousin Taran Barron are among the many friends and loved ones gathered at the hospital.  The family says the support from the community and especially the police department has made this difficult time a little easier to bear.  The family is now relying on friends and faith to pull Officer Broadway through.  "If it were man along it couldn't be done, but God can."

The family is asking the public to continue to pray for Officer Broadway.  They are holding on to hope he will pull through and return to what he does best - being a police officer.

Officer Broadway joined the police department almost two years ago in February of 2007.