September 21, 2012 |
To the skirling of bagpipes, and with hundreds of uniformed police officers standing at attention, Police Officer Bradley M. Fox was bid farewell Wednesday. The slain Plymouth Township patrolman was eulogized by his pregnant 28-year-old wife, Lynsay, as "my one and only" during a two-hour Funeral Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting. Police Chief Joseph Lawrence said Fox, a seven-year veteran and K-9 officer, did his duty: protecting the citizens of Plymouth Township.
September 20, 2012 |
To the skirling of bagpipes and with hundreds of uniformed police officers standing at attention, Police Officer Bradley Fox was bid adieu Wednesday. The slain Plymouth Township patrolman was eulogized by his pregnant 28-year-old wife, Lynsay, as "my one and only" during a two-hour Funeral Mass at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting. Plymouth Police Chief Joseph Lawrence said Fox, a seven-year veteran, did his duty: protecting the citizens of Plymouth Township. With Fox gone, there are 42 township police officers.
August 28, 2012 |
Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey led a solemn procession of police officers along Lehigh Avenue on Sunday as a horse-drawn carriage bore the body of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. to a church for a viewing. Walker, 40, was fatally shot Aug. 18 in an apparent robbery attempt shortly after finishing his shift in the 22d District in North Philadelphia. Late Sunday afternoon, minutes after a police honor guard had carried his flag-draped casket from the carriage into the sanctuary of Deliverance Evangelistic Church in North Philadelphia, word spread among the officers outside that the second suspect in his killing had been apprehended in Alabama.
May 29, 2012 |
On a shady patch of grass, yards from the All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, Ronald Richardson, dressed in a gray jacket that looked almost like a Civil War uniform, stood tall and erect as a mountain. He saluted while a trumpeter played "Taps" and a military honor guard lay two wreaths at the monument Monday near Logan Circle on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. "My family was in World War II. My Uncle Dan, may he rest in peace, and my [other] uncle, he was in World War I. They're all gone now," said Richardson, 74, tears welling up in his eyes.
April 15, 2011
The Phillies will salute Jackie Robinson tonight before their game against the Florida Marlins. Fans are asked to be seated by 6:30 p.m. for the pregame celebration. Among the highlights: The entire Phillies team will wear No. 42. A large, hand-carved and painted wooden statue of Jackie Robinson will be on display in Ashburn Alley for fans to take photos. The statue, which weighs more than 250 pounds and stands more than 6-feet tall, was created by sculptor Brian Birrer and took more than 900 hours to transform from more than 50 pieces of walnut, pine and basswood.
March 16, 2011 |
Even in the wind, the rain, or on the snowiest of days, they turn out to bid a final farewell. Dressed in crisp white shirts, black trousers and ties, and garrison caps, the honor guards have been saluting each passing flag-draped coffin, firing ceremonial rifle volleys, and playing Taps at every veteran's burial since the Washington Crossing National Cemetery opened a year ago in Bucks County. So far, there have been more than 1,700. The guards - about three dozen strong, with an average age of 70 - are volunteers, and even with fund-raising, money is tight.
November 21, 2010 |
Following Friday's 90-79 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the 76ers were given the day off Saturday. Sixers center Spencer Hawes had a full day of activity, however, and he couldn't have been happier. Hawes hosted, at the Cherry Hill Armory, members of the National Guard who will soon be deployed to Afghanistan. The guardsmen will likely leave by the end of the year for 30 days of training at Fort Lewis in Washington state before going to Afghanistan. Their total tour of duty will last about a year.
November 18, 2010 |
Marquis Wallace didn't think. When he saw people trapped in a burning apartment building in West Philadelphia last month while on routine patrol as a security guard at the University of Pennsylvania, he just reacted. Smoke was billowing from the kitchen windows and a woman was screaming that her asthmatic 3-year-old was trapped in the quickly spreading fire. "I just pushed the door in and ran inside of the building," said Wallace, 20, of North Philadelphia. "My main thing was to just get this building clear.
October 26, 2010 |
As a U.S. Marine, he served in Vietnam, in the honor guard at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's funeral, and as sergeant of the guard for President Richard M. Nixon at Camp David. He went on to spend 25 years in the New Jersey State Police and, after that, worked for the department as a civilian weigh master at a truck-weighing station. Kenneth G. Wall, 62, of Gloucester City, was described by family and friends as a role model and patriot dedicated to his family, state, and country.