(Philadelphia) March 13, 2020 — Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson issued the following statement regarding Philadelphia Police SWAT Corporal James O’Connor, 46, who was killed in the line of duty early Friday morning:
“My heart breaks for the family of Corporal O’Connor, who was killed in the line of duty this morning, especially his wife and 2 children.
“Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of all Philadelphians,” said Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson.
“Unfortunately, Corporal O’Connor made the ultimate sacrifice and we are forever indebted to him. My prayers and deepest condolences go out to his family and the entire Philadelphia Police Department as they are faced with this devastating loss.”