On Oct. 31, Officer Charles Cassidy, 54, a 25-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was fatally shot when he walked into a robbery in progress. Cassidy was checking a store that had previously been robbed. Unknown to Cassidy, a robbery was in progress. As Cassidy entered, the suspect turned and fired, hitting the officer’s head. The suspect then stole Cassidy’s service weapon as he fled. Cassidy was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wound Nov. 1. He is survived by his wife and three children. The suspect was arrested on Nov. 6 by members of the Miami (Fla.) Police Department after a 911 call was made indicating the man was in an area homeless shelter. This information was provided by the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement officers. For more information on this incident, other line-of-duty death reports and law enforcement memorials, visit www.odmp.org.