Tony Lorenzo is the uncle of fallen Philadelphia police officer Brian Lorenzo. He talks exclusively to NBC10 about Brian's love for his job.
Police Officer Brian Lorenzo loved his family, loved Philly and loved being on the force.
"He loved being a police officer more than he loved the Eagles," his Uncle, Tony Lorenzo, tells NBC10.
The two men were only six years apart so they grew up more like brothers.
"And it's a shame that it's always the good guys that are takenout in such a tragic way," Tony says.
Officer Lorenzo, who Tony called B-Lo, was 48 years old. He married Linda, his high school sweetheart. Together they raised two adult girls and also had a four-year-old boy.
"They're taking it hard because Brian was a family man. He made sure that whatever time he had available, he spent with his family."
Tony says Brian's son can't understand why he can't see his father.
"He's on his wheels, riding with angels."
Officer Lorenzo was a member of the city's elite highway patrol. He often escorted dignitaries and on July 4 worked alongside Mayor Michael Nutter.
"I told his men that if they ever have that unknown shadow that they can't explain why it's there, don't worry, that's B-Lo."