PhillyConfidential Archive: September, 2008

Farewell to fallen officer

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Thousands joined together yesterday to bid a somber farewell to slain Highway Patrol Officer Patrick McDonald. McDonald is the fourth Philadelphia... Read more

Mayhem over the weekend

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A 25-year-old man, who was shot in his South Philadelphia home early yesterday as he lay sleeping next to his girlfriend and 3-year-old daughter... Read more

Judge to cop: you have a gun, we don't

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I'm surprised this didn't kick up a little bit more controversy. Smokin' Joe Frazier's daughter, Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde, is a city municipal... Read more

Cop suffers heart attack on duty

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Crazy night tonight, folks. The Police Department held its collective breath when a veteran sergeant was found unconscious in his patrol car... Read more

Teammates remember McDonald

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For the past four years, Patrick McDonald spent part of his spare time as a member of the Philadelphia Blue Flame, a police football team that... Read more

Another sad procession line

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This is an image that we're getting all too accustomed to seeing -- scores of motorcycle cops escorting a hearse carrying a body of a fallen... Read more

NE mourns "heart of neighborhood"

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I got out to Morrell Park earlier today long before the full shock of Officer Patrick McDonald's murder had taken hold of his tiny Northeast... Read more

Jilted lover is suspect in subway beating

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Dorien Oberlton had Eric Derrickson in his sights with no one there to help Derrickson, so Oberlton struck, police say. And in Oberlton's mind... Read more