Thursday, November 01, 2007

Police Officer Charles Cassidy
Philadelphia Police Department
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.


leomemorial said...

Philly has really had a bad year. My heart goes out to them.

RIP, Officer...

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers to Officer Charles Cassidy's family. Sleep in piece my brother!!!

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace,Brother...

kateykakes said...

Thank you for posting this, SCS.

Renee, Philly indeed has had a very bad year, and it brings back memories of slain officer Gary Skerski, who was murdered last year. Incidentally, Skerski's murderer was just sentenced to life behind bars with no chance of patrol. He should have gotten death.

For anyone who would like to contribute to Fallen Officer Charles Cassidy's family, here are the details. And in the event any local Philly folk read here, there are details on where you can go to donate in person.

Mail a check payable to:
The Charles Cassidy Family Memorial Trust Fund
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

You can also drop off donations at the following locations:
35th Police District
5960 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Branches of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Credit Union at:
901 Arch Street
7604 City Avenue
8500 Henry Avenue
3338 S. Broad Street
Leo Mall, Byberry and Bustleton avenues
7500 Castor Avenue
3330 Grant Avenue
852 E. Street Rd Warminster Pa.

You all be safe out there and please keep Officer Cassidy's family in your prayers, as well as the entire PPD.


Anonymous said...

54 years old, 25 years on the job and he was still doing police work. He would have been a hero even if he hadn't been killed.

I hope a lot of whiners at SCC who tell their fellow officers to "do no police work" simply because certain things don't go their way should read about this man and try to recapture some of their lost pride.

Anonymous said...

RIP my friend.

Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.