Saturday, May 11, 2013
More than 300 names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox and more than 300 fallen law enforcement officers are being recognized during National Police Week in Washington, D.C. Thousands began flowing Saturday into Washington, filling a sacred section of the Northwest portion of the capital and the national memorial honoring fallen officers. Fox, who was killed in the line of duty last year, is among those honored, his name freshly etched into one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls that are now part of the living National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty are etched into those walls. This year, 321 were added. The curving blue-gray marble with all those names on it was …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Plymouth Township Police Chief Joseph Lawrence and Council Chairman Sheldon Simpson visited the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Thursday.
Friday, March 22
Plymouth Township Council Chairman Sheldon Simpson and Police Chief Joseph Lawrence visited the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday to offer the township's thanks for the county's support in the wake of the murder of township police officer Brad Fox last September. Watch the video above for highlights of Simpson and Lawrence's remarks. Plymouth officials have been traveling across the county, thanking local police forces and municipalities - from Collegeville to Ambler and beyond - for their help during the township's tragedy. "It is we who should be thanking you," Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro told the men. Simpson also announced that Brad Fox's son, Brad Jr., will be born to his …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Township and police officials have been thanking local police forces that offered support after Officer Brad Fox was shot and killed in September.
Although it has been almost six months since Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was shot and killed in the line of duty, township officials are still attending meetings of local municipal governments, thanking them for the help they provided during the tragic event. On March 6, Plymouth Township Council Chairman Sheldon Simpson, Vice Chairwoman Lenora Bruno, Police Chief Joseph Lawrence and Township Manager Karen Weiss attended the Collegeville Borough meeting to publically thank Collegeville Borough, and Collegeville Police Chief Barton Bucher, for their department’s help. “Without any questions or concerns, Collegeville sent their representatives down,“ Simpson said. “Your police officers were protecting our residents, keeping …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Funds from Norristown police and fire departments' "Night for Brad" will go to support the family of slain Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox.
Norristown Patch ran into officers from the Plymouth Township Police Department this morning in the lobby of the Norristown Police Department. They were there to accompany representatives from Norristown's police and fire departments to the home of the Fox family to deliver the news about the success of the "Night for Brad" fundraiser held at Elmwood Park Zoo on Nov. 2. The event successfuly raised funds to help support the family of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, the eve of his 35th birthday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Officer Nick was officially retired at a Plymouth Township Council meeting on Monday night.
"He's where he belongs," said Lynsay Fox. That was the significance of Monday night, when fallen Plymouth Police officer Bradley Fox's K-9 partner, Nick, was officially retired and transferred to Fox's wife and child at a Plymouth Township Council meeting. That in such a tragic event, where so much is as it shouldn't be, at least one thing can be made right. That Lynsay, daughter Kadence, and a second child due next year, will have a small part of their husband and father to be with them through the years. To greet them in the morning with tail wagging, and to investigate bumps in the night. Nick's retirement was several months in the making. Since Nick, a Belgian Malinois, was paid for with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The law does not implement new restrictions on firearm sales or purchases.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Brad Fox Law is headed for Gov. Tom Corbett's desk, though it's perhaps not the one some gun control advocates might hope for. House Bill 898, which imposes a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for the second and subsequent violations of the provisions of state law governing the sale of firearms, was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The law also permanently revokes any license to sell, import, or manufacture firearms from such violators. The bill, now known as the "Brad Fox Law," was passed by the state House in April 2011. State Representative Marcy Toepel (R-147), who introduced the bill, said it had taken on "new significance" in the wake of Fox's murder last month. Fox's apparent killer, Andrew Thomas, who was …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Would stronger gun laws have prevented the Plymouth Township policeman's death?
Monday, October 15, 2012
Does the September shooting death of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox — apparently at the hands of a convicted felon who illicitly obtained legally-purchased firearms through a third party — demonstrate the need for tougher gun purchase laws in Pennsylvania? In an editorial published Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer argued that it does. In calling on state legislators to pass a "Bradley Fox Act" that would place limits on firearm purchases and criminalize the failure to report a lost or stolen gun, the newspaper said Fox's killing "exposes the true cost of Harrisburg's refusal to pass even modest gun control measures." Vote in the poll below and tell us what you think in the comments.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Bail set at $1 million for Michael Henry
"Sorry." That was the one word uttered by Michael Henry, the man accused of purchasing and reselling the 9mm Beretta that Andrew Charles Thomas used to kill Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox last month. Reporters threw a barrage of questions at Henry as he entered and exited a Plymouth Meeting court room Wednesday afternoon for his arraignment: "did you do it for drugs… did he tell you he was going to shoot a cop… what do you have to say for yourself?" All were answered with silence, as Henry trudged, head down, to and from a Plymouth police car, wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie. But just as he was placed back into the car to be driven away, one reporter asked if he had anything to say to the Fox family. "Sorry," Henry said quietly. …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thousands gather at final viewing and funeral mass to honor fallen officer.
On January 15, 2005, Bradley Fox, a United States Marine, walked into Kenney's Madison Tavern in Warminster, Pa. to watch the Philadelphia Eagles play the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL playoffs. The game was a victory for the Eagles, sending them to the NFC Championship game. But the night was an even greater success for Fox. "It was the day that he met the love of his life, Lynsay Mattozzi,” said Father Edward Hallinan, at Fox's funeral mass. On January 21, 2005, Brad and Lynsay had their first date at the Joseph Ambler Inn, in North Wales. Brad gave her a ride home, used the bathroom, and absent-mindedly left his zipper down as he met her father for the first time. But it didn't matter: "That night, I sat down on my sister's bed with her …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hundreds of residents gather at township building to support Fox, family.
Monday night was a night not unlike last Thursday. The temperature cooled quickly, leaving many in short sleeves to rub their arms for warmth. And once again, headlights and police lights illuminated the night, as helicopters buzzed overhead. News vans rolled into normally quiet Plymouth Township, and neighbors gathered outside their homes. Except this time, those police lights weren't frantic and foreboding, but reassuring. And the big story of the night wasn't the tragic death of Officer Bradley Fox, but the unison of a community to honor him. And instead of the cool breeze carrying hushed whispers and shivers, it was overwhelmed by the roar of hundreds of motorcycles, whose engines warmed all of those outside the Plymouth Township …