Trial set to open in '07 death of Philly officer


By Joseph A. Slobodzian
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADLEPHIA — It's hindsight, of course, but for many Philadelphia police officers, Oct. 31, 2007, is the day everything changed.

Philadelphia police had been killed before, but that day's shooting of Officer Chuck Cassidy echoes like the first muffled drumroll of a funeral cadence that continued through the killings of five more officers through February 2009.

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