Northeast Times

Plaque dedication will honor fallen officer

The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend an up­com­ing plaque ded­ic­a­tion in memory of po­lice of­ficer Bri­an Lorenzo.

The ce­re­mony is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment prop­erty at 5200 Pennypack St., where the po­lice high­way patrol drill team prac­tices.

Lorenzo, 48, of Somer­ton, was a mem­ber of high­way patrol. He was killed in Ju­ly 2012 as he was rid­ing his mo­tor­cycle home fol­low­ing a shift.

The of­ficer was rid­ing on north­bound I-95, near Cottman Av­en­ue, when he was hit by a vehicle trav­el­ing in the wrong dir­ec­tion. The driver was al­legedly drunk. He is in jail fa­cing an Oc­to­ber tri­al for third-de­gree murder and oth­er charges.

Next month’s plaque ded­ic­a­tion is part of a pro­gram ini­ti­ated by Fraternal Or­der of Po­lice Lodge 5 and at­tor­ney James J. Binns. The uni­on and the law­yer hon­or of­ficers who’ve died in the line of duty. ••

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