From Philly.com a moving tribute from a son to a respected father. Rest in Peace Sergeant.
A true Philly sports moment amid the sadness
Slain Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski was remembered today as husband, father, dedicated officer and, lest we forget, a huge Flyers fan.
With team scheduled for Game 1 of it playoffs series with Pittsburgh tonight, 24-year-old Matt Liczbinski asked mourners to perform, in honor of his father, what may have been a first-ever Flyers cheer at Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica. Taking a time out from “all the seriousness,” Matt Liczbinski led the congregration in “Let’s Go Fly-ers” chant, complete with da-da-dadada clapping.
Sports, in life and death. That’s Philly, baby.
The following message was received from FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby and is being posted here for the benefit of our members:
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is extremely upset with
Mayor-Elect Nutter’s appointment for Deputy Mayor of Public Safety.
This man recently represented the KILLER of Police Officer Gary
We feel that the friends, co-workers, and more importantly the family
of Gary should not have to attend any future memorial events standing
with this Deputy Mayor of Public Safety.
We believe this appointment sends the wrong message to the citizens
of this city, especially in the climate that exists today, that our
Police Officers witness first hand on a daily basis.
The Fraternal Order of Police on behalf of every Philadelphia Police
Officer condemns this appointment, and would ask the Mayor-Elect to
John J. McNesby, President
Michael G. Lutz Lodge #5 Philadelphia
Fraternal Order of Police