NBC10 Philadelphia - Deanna Durante
Thousands were in attendance at Officer Brad Fox's funeral on Wednesday including Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter. NBC10's Deanna Durante was at the emotional service as citizens and fellow officers honored Officer Fox.
Funeral services for Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox will continue Wednesday morning with a public viewing and funeral.
Services began Tuesday afternoon with a private family viewing followed by a public viewing from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Another public viewing will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m. at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church on 3050 Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting with a funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m.
A procession will begin immediately after the mass. The procession will make its way east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and will end with a burial at the Washington Crossing Veterans Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
Fox, a seven-year veteran of the department, was killed last Thursday when he was shot in the head while he and his K-9 partner Nick pursued a suspect on foot.
Fellow officers found Fox's body between railroad tracks and the Schuykill River Trail in Conshohocken. The suspect, identified as Andrew Charles Thomas, was found dead on the other side of the train tracks.
An autopsy showed that Thomas shot himself in the chest.
Fox, a decorated marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, leaves behind a little girl and a wife who is pregnant with their second child.