Police Officer Bradley Michael Fox

Police Officer Bradley Michael Fox

Plymouth Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Bradley Michael Fox

Police Officer Brad Fox was shot and killed while involved in a foot pursuit along the Schuylkill River Trail, near the intersection of Conshohocken and Ernest Station Roads.

He and other officers had been investigating an accident when the driver of a vehicle drove around traffic stopped at the scene, prompting the officers to pursue the vehicle. The vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen, struck another car before the driver fled on foot along the trail.

Officer Fox radioed for backup and began searching for the suspect with his canine, Nick. As they walked up a hill adjacent to railroad tracks, the suspect emerged from an ambush position and opened fire, killing Officer Fox and wounding K9 Nick. The subject then fatally shot himself in the chest twice. An investigation determined that the subject was on felony probation at the time, and was also the prime suspect in the disappearance of his fiancee in 1999.

Officer Fox was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran and had served with the Plymouth Township Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his expectant wife and young daughter. Officer Fox was killed the day before his 35th birthday.

In September 2014, Route 263 was renamed Bradley M. Fox Memorial Highway, on his 37th birthday.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 178
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, foot pursuit

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I think about this nice police officer so very often who always was nice to my sisters and I whenever we would happen to come upon him and Nick we loved dogs and we have Rotties so we shared dog stories with him and he was always so nice when he didn’t have to be. I know nothing will bring your Brad back to so many of you who loved him but please know I hate what happened to him he didn’t deserve this and neither did his Family or Friends . He will always be remembered and never forgotten . i know you probably heard this a thousand times but sometimes our loved ones leave us and their physical being is no longer here so although the memory of Brad is here you have to find a new way of communicating with him. i hope that doesn't sound off the wall Just know you are in my Prayers tonight and always.

Brietta Amaouche
December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

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