Now available for purchase are those memorial T-shirts that Matt McIntyre promised to produce in honor of slain Philly cop John Pawlowski.
Matt, you might recall from my column about him last month, is a Northeast Philly resident who works full-time at the Kimmel Center as a stage carpenter and part-time as an un-paid fund-raiser for the families of fallen Philadelphia police officers.
Known as "That T-Shirt Fund-Raiser Guy," Matt's title isn't one he ever planned for or wanted. But what began as a simple effort, back in 2006, to sell T-shirts as a fund-raiser for the family of slain cop Gary Skerski has sadly morphed into a bigger operation, as the city has since buried another six officers killed in the line of duty.
Matt tells me that the shirts that honor Pawlowski are Union/American-made, navy blue with a gold-and-white print. A large version of the print is on the back of the shirt; a smaller image is displayed on the front left breast.