It was a sad day for Plymouth Township Police.
Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox was killed in the line of duty while responding to a hit-and-run on Thursday. He would have celebrated his 35th birthday on Friday.
Officer Fox and K-9 Officer Nick were investigating a three-car crash on Ridge Pike in Conshohocken when a 2006 Infiniti SUV drove by at a high-rate of speed in the other direction.
The officers pursued by car and after the SUV struck another vehicle they found it abandoned off Ernest Station Road. They pursued the driver on foot and called for backup. Responding officers found Fox’s body between railroad tracks and the Schuylkill River Trail. Fox had been shot in the head.
The suspect was identified as Andrew Charles Thomas. He shot himself with two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the chest. He was found on the other side of the train tracks from Fox. An autopsy performed Friday afternoon showed that Thomas shot himself in the chest.
Fox was a good family man. He had a little girl and his wife is pregnant with their second child. He served two tours of duty in Iraq. He put his life on the line day in and day out. Men around him lost their lives. He was able to come back from that service, come back to the comfort of his country.
Fox had been with the Plymouth Township police department for seven years, said Chief Joseph Lawrence. He had just graduated from the Philadelphia K-9 School.
Fox’s K-9 officer Nick was also shot, and survived.
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