Memorial Hockey Game Honors Fallen Police Officer
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By Mike Dougherty
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A few hundred people turned out to the ice rink on Penn’s campus Saturday to watch what organizers call “bad hockey for a good cause.”
Everyone was there to support the family of Brad Fox, the Plymouth Township police officer killed in the line of duty in September (see related story).
The first annual memorial game between the Blue Liners and the Slugs, both teams Brad has played for, was organized by fellow Plymouth Township officer Jerry DeSantis.
“All the proceeds of this event — ticket sales, snack booth — every penny raised is going directly to the family,” he said.
Jim Fox says this is the perfect way to honor his older brother.
“We played hockey all year round. We played summer league, spring league… that’s all we did. So to have a tribute like this with hockey is awesome.”
Jim says he’s touched by the large turnout and outpouring of support
“Random people that we don’t even know, just willing to do whatever they can or donate their time or their money to help out the family in any way has just been fantastic.”
Jim adds taking care of Brad’s daughter and pregnant wife, Lynsay, is now his responsibility.