Officials say a sergeant with the Philadelphia Sheriff's Department was paralyzed in an elevator malfunction last week at Philadelphia's main courthouse.
Sgt. Paul Owens is still in critical condition, with members of his family and the Sheriff's Department by his bedside.
Sheriff Jewell Williams explains, "He's still in an induced coma, and the family is praying for the best, and all of us are."
On Thursday, a failure at the top of one elevator inside the Stout Center for Criminal Justice sent the elevator flying upwards into a maintenance room with Owens inside.
Williams told ABC6, "Now the big issue is, is he prepared to do surgery for his back, and there are complications right now. He is paralyzed from his waist down."