When Kimberly Pawlowski arrives home again, she'll find a condolence letter from the President. Mayor Michael Nutter read it during Friday's funeral:
I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of your husband, Officer John Pawlowski.
Our nation is grateful for the dedication, pride and service of those who risk their lives to ensure the safety of our citizens and our neighborhoods.
As you remember John’s life, I hope you are comforted in knowing that his commitment to his fellow man will not be forgotten.
Michelle and I offer our heartfelt sympathy. May the cherished memories of John console you as you grieve and may his sacrifice be rewarded with eternal peace.
President of the United States