11/08/2007

Day of emotions as Philly buries officer

By Charisse Jones
USA TODAY

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — In a clash of hope and grief, this city awoke Wednesday to a new mayor and a funeral for a police officer whose slaying capped a recent spasm of gun violence.

Thousands of Philadelphians and police officers from across the Northeast waited to enter the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to pay their respects to officer Chuck Cassidy, who died last week after being shot during a robbery at a Dunkin' Donuts.

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