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Remembrance Plaque For Ofcr. Brad Fox Placed Near Site of His Death

By Brad Segall, Walt Hunter

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (CBS) — On the one-year anniversary of his murder, Montgomery County officials have dedicated a plaque honoring the memory of Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox, gunned down in the line of duty (see related story).

The plaque — the twentieth placed by the county since 2007 — now sits at the site of a memorial that was built to Fox’s memory along the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken.  That’s where Fox was shot to death by a convicted felon during a car chase, one day before the officer’s 35th birthday.

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says Fox represented the very best of our community.

“He knew how to make people smile and he knew how to make people laugh,” the DA said today.  “But he didn’t just want to make people laugh; he wanted to serve and protect.”

Fox had completed two tours of duty in Iraq as a US Marine before joining the Plymouth Police Department, where Lt. Karen Mabry says he is sorely missed.

“He was just the guy,” she said today.  “Always a good sense of humor, always smiling, just a happy guy.”

Fox was also posthumously awarded the District Attorney’s Medal of Honor, the highest honor for a law enforcement officer in Montgomery County.

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