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Standing in Support of the Temple University Community Mourning the Loss of Officer Fitzgerald

February 24, 2023

Dear Students and Colleagues,

Today, we join the Temple University community in mourning the loss of Officer Christopher Fitzgerald, who gave his life in the line of duty while intervening to prevent a carjacking near the Temple campus. On behalf of the Drexel community, I extend sincerest condolences to Officer Fitzgerald’s family and loved ones, and to the entire Temple University community. We stand in solidarity to support all law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep the communities they serve safe.

Officer Fitzgerald’s death reminds us of something so many of us too often take for granted: We rely on law enforcement officers to rush to danger in order to protect us. I want to take this somber moment to reaffirm the University’s support for all those who work to keep us safe, especially our police and public safety officers. At Drexel, we appreciate beyond words the dedication of our police and public safety officers to their profession and their courageous efforts to keep our University community and our neighbors in our adjacent communities safe.

Please keep Officer Fitzgerald’s family, and fellow students and colleagues at Temple in your hearts and thoughts.


John Fry