By Wyatt Earp | August 26, 2005
For the third time since June, the Philadelphia Police Department will be wearing mourning crepes. Early this morning, we lost another one of our own. The officer was shot in the chest by two thugs while sitting in his vehicle in a North Philadelphia neighborhood. He was pronounced at 3:05am. The officer was in plain clothes, but sitting in an unmarked police vehicle, so it is uncertain if he was on duty. Details are still sketchy, but the last update I heard was that 9th District officers witnessed someone fitting the description of the shooter run into a residence on 20th Street. The SWAT team was enroute.
If this suspect is indeed the shooter, I hope he comes out of that house in a body bag.
Update: The murdered officer’s name is Terrence Flomo, 50. He was a nine-year veteran of the force and was assigned to the Narcotics Strike Force. He had gone off-duty at 10pm, but it is unknown why he was in that neighborhood. Flomo, married and the father of four children, was conscious and talking when taken to the hospital, (Police Commissioner Sylvester) Johnson said. Currently, the department has no suspects nor motive.