Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer, and New Hanover resident, Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
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 …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Collegeville Police Department was thanked for helping when Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was killed in the line of duty in September.
Plymouth Township officials visited the March Collegeville Borough Council meeting to thank the borough, and its police department, for helping the township when Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was shot and killed in the line of duty in September. On March 6, Plymouth Township Council Chairman Sheldon Simpson, Vice Chairwoman Lenora Bruno, Police Chief Joseph Lawrence and Township Manager Karen Weiss attended the meeting, expressing gratitude for the help. “Without any questions or concerns, Collegeville sent their representatives down,“ Simpson said. “Your police officers were protecting our residents, keeping our township safe while we got through our tragedy." According to Lawrence, Plymouth Township has been visiting all…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Bucci's Jewelry and Design is raffling a diamond Handcuffs and Diamond Bone charm necklace will be auctioned off a Brad Fox Benefit at Brother Paul’s in Eagleville on Feb. 9.
Bucci’s Jewelry and Design, located on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township, will auction off of a handmade charm necklace at a Feb. 9 Brad Fox Memorial Fund benefit at Brother Paul’s in Eagleville. The one-of-a-kind diamond handcuff and bone charm necklace is set in 14K white gold with .45 carat points in G color VS clarity diamonds. The custom Bucci necklace retails for $2,000. Tickets cost $20 each, and can be purchased at Bucci’s Jewelry & Design or online via Paypal, at this link. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Fox family. The drawing will be held during the Brad Fox Memorial Event Happy Hour at Brother Paul’s, which will begin at 5 p.m. Raffle participants do not have to be present to win the necklace.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The law, introduced by State Rep. Marcy Toepel, imposes mandatory minimum sentence for second time "straw purchasers."
Before Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett ceremonially signed the "Brad Fox" bill, sponsored by State Representative Marcy Toepel (R-147), into law Friday, he first made a stop to understand the full weight of its importance. The governor entered an industrial section of Plymouth Township, retracing the route of a high-speed pursuit that took place not four months ago, and turned a corner to walk parallel with the county bike trail. A few hundred feet away he came across a collection of hockey sticks and hockey pucks, flowers and flags, memorializing the spot where Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox drew his final breath. The governor then met with law enforcement and with Fox's family, including wife Lynsay, her belly healthy and …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Officials have planned a gala "Night for Brad" at Elmwood Park Zoo this Friday, Nov. 2.
Norristown Police and Fire department and several community members have banded together to organize a "Night for Brad," gala community fundraiser honoring fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, on the eve of his 35th birthday. The fundraiser is planned for this Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Elmwood Park Zoo. Tickets are still available for $20 in advance and will be available for $30 at the door. The evening will include live entertainment from Wildflower, raffle baskets and a silent auction and plenty of food including roast beef, pasta, potato salad, cole slaw and beer, compliments of Gretz Beverage. A cash bar will also be available for wine and mixed drinks. Special …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Suspect Andrew Charles Thomas' death was ruled a suicide; Thomas was on probation after pleading guilty to forgery in May.
Montgomery County authorities on Friday afternoon identified Andrew Charles Thomas, 44, as the man who shot and killed Plymouth Township police officer Bradley Fox on Thursday evening. Thomas was on probation after pleading guilty to forgery charges in May, authorities said. An examination by Dr. Erica Williams of the Montgomery County Coroner's Office found that Thomas died from two "close contact" gunshot wounds to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide. According to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, Thomas' forgery charge resulted from a 2005 incident in Upper Merion when he used $140.00 worth of counterfeit Acme gift certificates. He remained at large for seven years until being taken into custody on May 21, …
The law enforcement community responds to the first Plymouth officer killed in the line of duty.
"Brad Fox is a hero." That simple statement bookended Plymouth Township Police Chief Joseph Lawrence's address to the media Thursday night, as he stood in the suddenly cool night air just a few hundred yards from where Officer Bradley Fox was killed in the line of duty. "Brad was with [the department] for seven years, and just recently graduated the Philadelphia K-9 school with his partner, Nick," said Lawrence, adding that Fox is survived by an expectant wife and young daughter. "This was a senseless, senseless act." The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners also issued a statement on Fox's death. "This senseless act tragically reminds us that, even in a place like Montgomery County, when our law enforcement personnel go to work every …