There is something I have now seen twice in Philadelphia
that I have never seen in any other city. They put a memorial plaque right
in the sidewalk at the scene where a police officer died protecting the
citizens of Philadelphia.
I wanted to know what
happened to the officer so I looked him up.
Officer McCarthy's Officer Down Memorial Page
He was a 31 year old mounted patrol officer killed by a
drunk driver after a concert near Spectrum Stadium September 22, 1987
Now that I have seen two such plaques I figure it must
be policy that they be placed. I will start to photograph them when I come