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A Terribly Sad Anniversary

By Wyatt Earp | October 31, 2008

One year ago today, we lost a friend.

On October 31, 2007, at approximately 10:15am, Officer Chuck Cassidy walked into a robbery in progress. The incident occurred at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 6600 N. Broad Street. As Chuck walked in the door, a piece of human filth, John “Jordan” Lewis surprised him, and shot Chuck in the head at nearly point-blank range. Chuck went down, and Lewis fled the scene. Chuck died from his injuries the next day – November 1 – at 9:40am. Lewis was captured (alive, unfortunately) in Miami on November 6th.

There is still nary a day that goes by that I don’t think about Chuck. He worked in my building and was a good friend to all of us. He was friendly, funny, and always there for those who needed him, but most importantly, he loved this job. A lot of cops start to slow down when they pass their 20-year mark, but not Chuck. He still answered radio calls, still handled jobs, and still made arrests. He was the consummate professional. We all miss him very much.

For me, Halloween will never be the same.

Topics: Cassidy Assassination | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “A Terribly Sad Anniversary”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    RIP Chuck… Gone but not forgotten!

  2. Deanna Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Be careful out there. There are a lot more Jordan’s out there who have no respect for human life… on Halloween or any other day.

  3. USA_Admiral Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    R.I.P. Chuck. Old NFO said it best.

  4. dragonlady474 Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 2:55 pm


  5. Ky Person Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been a year. And I suppose the POS that shot him is still waiting for a trial? The wheels of justice certainly grind slowly.

  6. Assrot Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    God takes the good ones to be with him Wyatt. Don’t fret too much over your friend. He’s a good soul in a good place now.

    As for the POS, we know what kind of soul he has and I think we can also rest assured where his soul will find itself once it leaves this earth.

    RIP Chuck


    P.S. – Try not to let this eat you up Wyatt and have a good weekend. Be safe out there.

  7. Rick Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    R.I.P. Chuck

  8. RT Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 5:14 am

    No words.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks, guys. We all miss him terribly.

  10. either orr Says:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Prayers are the best thing that can be offered in a situation like this… including a prayer for justice for Chuck.