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Topic - Judy Cassidy

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  • “There were girls who played for him a long time and never knew he was a police officer until he died,” Cassidy’s widow, Judy, told the Northeast Times last Wednesday after local youth sports groups, elected officials and the city’s Mural Arts Program unveiled a mural of the slain cop on the walls of the Penn-Crisp Gym.

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  • “It’s nice that they remember,” said Judy Cassidy, who lives on Willits Road.

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