Sad news tonight.
Another Philadelphia police officer has been gunned down in the line of duty, this time in an apparent shoot-out tonight in front of the Olney Transportation Center. The officer, identified as John Pawlowski, 25, was the first to be killed in the line of duty this year. The officer was recently married and his wife is pregnant with their first child. The shooting happened shortly after 8 in an exchange of gunfire between two officers and two men near Broad Street and Olney Avenue. What precipitated the violence was not immediately available. There were reports the police officers were responding to a call of a report of a fight on the highway.
The scary thing is I was standing right at the intersection of Broad & Olney after taking the subway down from Center City at about 7:50PM tonight. I loathe cop-killers.