The First Annual Brad Fox Memorial Game played out to a 4-3 Slugs win in front of several hundred friends and family there to support the Fox family.
We sincerely thank each and every every person who contributed, attended and helped make this event possible. We’re already looking forward to next year!
An American hero and loving father and husband
While responding to a call on the evening of Thursday, September 13, 2012, Officer Fox was tragically killed in the line of duty. It was the eve of his 35th birthday. The five year veteran Plymouth Township Police Officer had only recently graduated from the Philadelphia Police Canine Academy with his partner, Nick, a Belgian Malinois. K-9 Officer Nick was also injured in the incident but managed to survive; he was awarded several citations for Service, Bravery and Valor.
Brad Fox was the beloved husband of Lynsay, the loving father of Kadence, as well as a child due in March 2013 who he never had the chance to meet. A gifted hockey player, Brad played for The Glaciers, Junior Flyers and William Tennent High School while growing up. When not serving and protecting his community, Brad still managed to find time on the ice playing for the SLUGS and, most recently, The Blueliners.
Brad was a decorated staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years, completing two tours, 2003 in Iraq and 2005 to 2006 in Fallujah. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Selected Marine Corp Reserve (X3) Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and The Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Brad was a five-year veteran of the Plymouth Township Police Department and recently graduated from the Philadelphia Police Canine Academy with his partner, Nick, a Belgian Malinois. He was awarded several citations for Service, Bravery and Valor.
St. Michael, Heaven’s glorious Commissioner of Police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God’s premises of all it’s undesirables, look with kindly and professional eye on your earthly force. Give us cool heads, stout hearts, hard punches, an uncanny flair for investigation, and wise judgement. Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers, and impervious to temptations. You know, St. Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the policeman’s lot on Earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration. And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God, as we have been to guard the city of men.