Final Farewell to Officer Brad Fox

Friends, family and co-workers pay their last respects to the police officer who lost his life while chasing a suspect last week.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 7:20 PM EDT
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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.

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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.

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Thousands Say Goodbye to Officer Fox

Officer Brad Fox was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in Plymouth Township. Thousands of officers, friends and family came to bid a final farewell. Fox's wife wrote a love letter to her husband. It was read during the service by her sister. NBC10's Deanna Durante was their for the emotional goodbye.

Preparing to Say Goodbye to Ofc. Fox

Family, police and friends are already arriving at Epiphany of Our Lord Church for the funeral services for Plymouth Township Officer Brad Fox.
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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.

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