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Another Sad Day For The Philadelphia Police

By Wyatt Earp | September 6, 2008

<i>Officer Isabel Nazario.</i>

Officer Isabel Nazario.

One of our own was killed in the line of duty last night. This makes four line of duty deaths in the last two years.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― A Philadelphia Police officer died after being involved in a car crash Friday evening. A second officer is in stable condition.

The accident happened at the intersection of 39th and Wallace Streets in the city’s Belmont section at about 9:00 p.m.

According to police, the narcotics officers were assisting in the pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle when they were struck by the fleeing SUV.

Officer Isabelle Nazario, 40, was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but later succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the police cruiser, Officer Terry Tull, was also rushed to HUP and is listed in stable condition.

The teenage driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot but was apprehended by officers a few blocks away. (H/TCBS3)

<i>What's left of the police cruiser is at the top left.</i>

What's left of the police cruiser is at the top left.

UPDATE: The driver will be charged as an adult:

According to police, the 16-year-old will be charged as an adult with third degree murder, aggravated assault, fleeing police and involuntary manslaughter. He is currently being held by police at the homicide offices where his identity is being withheld until further notice.

Please pray for Officer Nazario and her family.

Topics: The Job | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Another Sad Day For The Philadelphia Police”

  1. Sully Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Prayer sent.

  2. RT Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Prayers prayed.

  3. Rick Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I am pray for the officers and their famlies. As well as the whole department.

  4. TrekMedic251 Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    This is getting ridiculous!

    That said, prayers sent!

  5. ArkieRN Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    More prayers from here.

  6. nomoretreehugginhippiecrap Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Very sorry for your loss.

  7. CaptainAmerica Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Heard it come over while at work. They had to be extricated and she was unresponsive, probably killed on impact. I believe Medic 7 from our Battalion had them. Her partner was critical. Why is that POS allowed to be “arrested” is my question. Nuff said. My condolences pal.

  8. Kim Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    You have my deepest condolences. My prayers are with the families. Both blue and blood.

  9. BadIdeaGuy Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    What a waste of a good life. My prayers are with her family and Officer Tull.

    I keep thinking more and more that people are being raised without any value for life, or any appreciation for what the consequences of their boneheaded actions are- including the loss of life.

  10. Assrot Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I’ll definitely include this officer and her family in my prayers tonight. You folks sure lose a lot of officers. I had no idea that Pennsylvania had such a high violent crime rate. Is it just the city you live and work in?

    I know it’s a chance that every LEO takes when he or she leaves the house every morning but darn man, you guys seem to have it pretty rough up there.

    Don’t I remember you posting about becoming a father this year? Maybe it’s time to look at your options Wyatt and possibly find a better city or town to work in. I’m sure a good LEO like you can find a job pretty much anywhere.

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I have several family members that are in law enforcement and I think about them everyday. It’s a constant worry for all LEO family members I’m sure.

    I wish you the best bud. May God be with and protect you and yours.


  11. Ky Person Says:
    September 7th, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Four this year?! That’s four too many. Prayers for officer Nazario and her family and for the Philly police department. In my small KY town, we’ve only had one office killed in the line of duty and it plunged the town into mourning.

    Sigh. I still tear up thinking about it.

  12. USA_Admiral Says:
    September 7th, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Rest in Peace and prayers for her family, And a complete and speedy recovery for the other injured Officer.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 7th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Thanks everyone. I have to admit: I am getting really damned tired of wearing our mourning crepes.

    Assrot – My newest son is my third (born on Valentine’s Day). We have to live inside the city limits to work here, and after 14 years, I’m vested. I am also too old to start anew. My neighborhood is great – except having to live two houses down from Captain America, heh – and I like it here.

    Besides, if all of the good people leave, what will happen to this burg?