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Officer Frederick Cione was gunned down when he stopped three males near 17th and Oxford Streets in North Philadelphia, Police say one of them opened fire. The killers fled, and have never been identified.
Edward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.
Michael Henry admitted he bought the guns used by Andrew Thomas, a convicted felon, to kill Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox in September 2012.
The plaque — the twnetieth 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.
Four police officers from the Philadelphia region who died in the line of duty were among those remembered Monday at the annual fallen officers’ ceremony in the state capital.
Michael Henry, 31, now faces a maximum of 84 years behind bars. He bought guns on behalf of another man who used one weapon to kill Plymouth Township officer Brad Fox.
Philadelphia Police chief inspector Joseph Sullivan says the group recognized “the widow of Officer Brad Fox, the widow of Officer (Brian) Lorenzo from the Philadelphia Police Department, the mother of Officer Moses Walker.”
The alleged killer had been released from prison just ten days before the murder of officer Moses Walker Jr.
Officer Walker’s mother and other relatives say his murder could have been averted had the Board of Probation and Parole done its job.
Michael Henry of Philadelphia is now facing nine felony charges for the illegal “straw” purchase of nine firearms between April and July.
Prosecutors detailed the horrific crash that killed Philadelphia Police highway patrol officer Brian Lorenzo in July, and the alleged drunk driver charged with killing him has been ordered held for trial.
A New Castle County Police officer died in the line of duty after authorities say he was stabbed while responding to a disorderly person call.