Prayer vigil held for Officer Fox in Montco

September 15, 2012 9:37:48 PM PDT
More than 100 people gathered at the prayer vigil in Valley Forge National Historical Park Saturday night to honor slain Plymouth Township Officer Brad Fox; many of them first responders.

"This is one of the ways the community can say that we love the Fox family and that we are here to support them anyway possible," said Chaplain George Searfoss.

They gathered inside the historical park under the arch commemorating those who fought in the Revolutionary War, holding candles and singing songs.

"We are a brotherhood, so it doesn't matter if you're police, fire, or EMS, we're all interconnected. We have to know we have each other's back on the street when you're on calls and that's what we're doing here tonight," said Pam Foster.

The Hutchinson family were enjoying the evening in the park when they saw the memorial and stopped so their children could experience the vigil.

"I want them to know that we would support a family and hope that someone would support us. And it doesn't matter whether you know them or not, sometimes they just want to know that people care," said Patricia Hutchinson.

Some people wrote messages to Officer Fox and stuck them to the balloons that were later released into the night sky.

"We're just wishing peace to the family however that can come about. I know it will take a long time for them to get over this, if ever," said Carole Kenney.

Officer Fox lost his life in the line of duty Thursday night.

Funeral services have been set for Wednesday, September 19th at Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 3050 Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.


Load Comments