Yesterday the world lost another hero. Officer Patrick McDonald was executed on the streets of Philadelphia. Daniel Giddings, the scumbag who did this was chased down and killed by brother officers. Officer Richard Bowes was wounded during the gunfight with Giddings. Officer McDonald was only on the job for 8 short years however he had already been recruited for the elite Highway Patrol unit. Officer McDonalds father was a retired Captain from the Philadelphia FD.
Daniel Giddings was a career scumbag who was out on patrol after serving 10 years of a 12 year sentence. The gun was purchased in South Carolina by a straw purchaser who bought the gun and illegally sold it. The ATF is questioning this loser and hopefully will make him or her the poster child for straw purchasing and sent them to the federal pen for at least 20 years!
Details on the shooting and funeral arrangements can be found at
6 ABC & at FOP Lodge 5
Condolences can be left at The Officer Down Memorial Page
My prayers go out to the family and friends of Patrick McDonald and Richard Giddings and his family & friends.