Our First Look at Slain Officer's Baby

The baby boy was named after his heroic father

By Danielle Johnson
|  Thursday, Mar 28, 2013  |  Updated 5:19 PM EDT
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Our First Look at Slain Officer's Baby

Photo courtesy Lynsay Fox / Plymouth Township Police Department

A photo of Bradley Michael Fox, Jr. was posted to the "RIP Officer Brad Fox" Facebook page days after his birth.

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The baby of beloved, slain Plymouth Township police officer Bradley Fox, was born Monday.

Bradley Michael Fox, Jr. was born at 8:48 a.m. He weighs 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and is 20.75 inches long, according to a police department spokesperson.

A photo of Bradley, Jr. holding his father's police badge was posted to the RIP Officer Brad Fox Facebook page today. Michelle Bender-Gruber commented, "God bless this baby. He is absolutely beautiful. Tears of joy & sadness." 

Officer Fox was shot in the head last September while he and his K-9 partner, Nick, pursued a suspect on foot. Police say Andrew Charles Thomas, 44, shot Fox and then killed himself. Fox’s body was found between railroad tracks and the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken.

Thomas was found dead on the other side of the train tracks.

Fox's partner, Nick, was also shot but recovered. He was later reunited with Fox's family.

This is the couple second child. Officer Fox and his wife have a daughter, Cadence, together.

Lynsay wrote a poignant love letter for Fox’s funeral which was read by her sister. In it she recalled couple's life together -- from their first date to the anxious moments when Fox was deployed overseas, to their marriage, parenthood, and the support of family and friends.

She also made a vow to take care their children as Fox would have wanted.

“I promise you that our forever home will remain our forever home and our children will be raised in it just as you would have wanted,” Lynsay wrote.

“I know you’re looking down on us and seeing the overwhelming amount of support that we have. Each and every one of your police brothers knows the type of person you were and know that you would be taking care of their families just as they are taking care of yours."

Since Officer Fox's death, coworkers and friends have also pledged their help by holding the Annual Brad Fox Memorial Hockey Game.

All the proceeds will go to his children.

 


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