Again, it was synergy, after last weeks post, I should give a follow up on the murder of Officer Charles Cassidy, since everything wrapped up in the last week.
1. John Jordan Lewis was arrested over the weekend in Miami, Florida.
2.No he is not one of those crazy middle name people, apparently Mr Lewis just liked the name Jordan as opposed to John.
3.In his cousins house, the revolver of Officer Cassidy, plus another weapon was found during a search.
4.A observant Greyhound bus driver spotted Lewis, remembered his face and also remembered where he was going, which lead to his arrest.
5.In a note of irony, John Timoney, the most beloved police commissioner Philadelphia may have ever had, is the police chief in Miami and got to announce the accused murderers arrest.
6.Officer Cassidy was laid to rest today.
7.1,500 people attended the funeral at the Bassilica Cathedral of Peter and Paul, hundreds more watched the ceremony outside on closed circuit TV
8.Officers from at least 3 states attended.
9.Cassidy's funeral procession wound its way through areas that he patroled and also the neighborhoods that he grew up in and lived in all his life.
10.Officers on duty from the 35th District saluted there fallen comrade outside there Police station.
11.Students from his catholic high school stood outside as the procession pasted there school. Officer Cassidy was then laid to rest at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetary in Cheltenham.
12.As that was going on, Lewis refused to fight extradiction from Florida, confessed to killing the officer on TV news cameras and apologized to the family, a bit too late.
13.This is the best video I could find on Youtube, though I must admit, there was not enough bagpipes featured for my taste. Though honestly, it still made me cry.
14.A memorial fund has been established for the family, including Officer Cassidy's 3 college age children.
Mail a check payable to:
The Charles Cassidy Family Memorial Trust Fund
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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