Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer and New Hanover resident Bradley Fox was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, according WFMZ.com.
Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy.
"After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son."
"Nothing will replace the enthusiasm he brought to his job or the tremendous pride he had in his family, but today, Brad's wife, Lynsay, daughter Cadence and baby Brad Jr. have a living reminder of their fallen hero. That's Brad's canine partner, a trusted shepherd named Nick, who Lynsay adopted into the family when he retired from the force last fall," according to Obama.