Philly Police Honor Slain Officer 7 Years After Death

Philadelphia Police honored a fellow officer who died in the line of duty seven years ago.

A candlelight vigil was held for Officer Chuck Cassidy starting 7 p.m. on 66th and Broad Streets in West Oak Lane.

It’s the same location where Cassidy walked in on a robbery at a Dunkin' Donuts back on Halloween Day in 2007. He was shot in the head and died from his injuries the next day. Cassidy was 54-years-old.

Lewis Jordan, also known as John Lewis, was convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting. He was sentenced to death by a Philadelphia jury and his execution warrant was signed by Governor Corbett in April 2014.

The Philadelphia Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 and members of the 35th Police District took part in Sunday night’s vigil.

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