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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This message is probably different from the others. I am Italian and I lived in Norristown, PA very close to where Officer Fox lost his life, at the time he was killed. I had just moved one month prior to the US, and I was so struck by the story of this brave and so unlucky policeman who heroically sacrificed his life to protect the community, including myself. I still feel a debt toward him and that's why I want to pay homage and respects to his memory, as I always did when stopping and saying a prayer at the memorial place built in his honor along the Schuykill river. R.I.Power Brad the Hero

Massimo Berruti

September 8, 2022

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