PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia community members gathered Monday to honor a local hero. The community gathered at the 5th District Police Headquarters Monday to remember the life of Officer Tab Ali.
Officer Ali died in November after contracting COVID-19.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
He’s remembered as a friendly face and a beloved member of the community.
“Prior to his untimely demise, I don’t recall ever Tab taking a day off sick from work. His ever-visible presence on the main street corridor provided a calming effect for business owners, patrons and residents alike,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Malachi Jones.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating ATM Robbery At Northeast Philadelphia Convenience Store
Officer Ali was a 25-year veteran of the police force and also served in the Marine Corps.