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Saying Farewell To A Friend

By Wyatt Earp | September 12, 2008

Godspeed, Isabel.

PHILADELPHIA — For the third time in 10 months, funeral services will be held for a Philadelphia police officer killed in the line of duty.

The tributes for Officer Isabel Nazario started Thursday. Nazario’s family, friends, and comrades say their final goodbyes Friday.

“Chuck Cassidy, Steve Liczbinski and now officer Isabel Nazario. You know you could say there’s a lot of different ways that a police officer could lose their life out there and this is just traumatic with what we’re going through,” John McNesby, Fraternal Order of Police, said.

The 18-year veteran of the force was the mother of a 15-year-old daughter. Both her sister and fiancé are also Philadelphia police officers.

Early Friday, the body of Nazario was taken by horse and carriage to the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for Friday’s viewing and funeral. (H/TNBC10)

For those interested, a trust fund has been set up for Officer Nazario’s family:

The Isabel Nazario Family Memorial Trust Fund
Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Donations can also be taken to the 24th and 25th District headquarters on Whitaker Avenue near Erie Avenue, or at Police and Fire Credit Union branches at: 901 Arch Street, 7604 City Avenue, 8500 Henry Avenue, 3338 S. Broad Street, Leo Mall, Byberry and Bustleton Avenue, 7500 Castor Avenue, 3330 Grant Avenue.

Thank you.

Topics: Nazario Murder | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Saying Farewell To A Friend”

  1. Deanna Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Oh, Wyatt. I am so sorry. This just takes my breath away.

  2. Ky Person Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Well just damn! God bless you ma’am and thank you for your service.

  3. RT Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    I feel so awful for her family. She sounded like a good officer and an equally good woman. No doubt she will be sorely missed.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Deanna – Thanks much.

    Ky person – She served her city and the uniform well.

    RT – Agreed. I didn’t know her, but I know people who did, and they all said she was a great cop and a better person.

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