Police Officer Charles Cassidy Philadelphia Police Department Pennsylvania End of Watch: Thursday, November 1, 2007
Biographical Info Age: 54 Tour of Duty: 25 years Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Weapon Used: Handgun Suspect Info: At large
Officer Cassidy succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he walked into a robbery in progress.
Officer Cassidy was checking in on a store at the corner of 66th Avenue and Broad Street that had previously been robbed. Unknown to Officer Cassidy, there was a robbery in progress in the store. As Office Cassidy entered, the suspect turned and fired at Officer Cassidy striking him in the head.
The suspect then stole Officer Cassidy's service weapon as he fled.
Officer Cassidy was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he remained until passing away.
Officer Cassidy had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Agency Contact Information Philadelphia Police Department One Franklin Square Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 686-1776
Please keep Officer Cassidy and his family in your thoughts and prayers.