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Philly Cop Killed by Wrong-Way Drunk Driver

July 09, 2012  | 

Photo: Philadelphia PD
Photo: Philadelphia PD

A Philadelphia Police officer on his way home after a shift was killed when a drunk driver struck his police motorcycle.

Officer Brian Lorenzo, a 23-year veteran and member of the department's elite Highway Patrol unit, was killed early Sunday on Interstate 95 while riding his Harley-Davidson Road King, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lorenzo was heading north around 3:15 a.m. toward his Somerton home, when John Leck Jr., of Levittown, allegedly drove his charcoal Audi A-6 southbound onto the northbound lanes and slammed into the officer just before the Cottman Avenue exit.

Lorenzo, 48, leaves behind a wife and three children. The officer was a co-captain of the agency's motorcycle drill team that performed during National Police Week in 2008.

Related:

Philadelphia Police Motor Drill Team (video)

Tags: Philadelphia PD, Duty Deaths, Drunk Driving, Off-Duty Incidents


Comments (5)

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shane @ 7/10/2012 1:03 AM

The only good thing is that Pennsylvania has the death penalty. This sub-human drunk driver should be put in solitary confinement until his execution which couldn't come soon enough. Screw due process, he should be hung tommorrow at high noon.

FireCop @ 7/10/2012 5:13 AM

No excuse/explanation for this to have happened except criminal negligence. I agree with shane, put this guy in lock up until they send him to the promised land. Nothing else is fitting. RIP Officer Lorenzo.

Kyle in China Spring @ 7/10/2012 5:56 AM

I'm glad the Lord has forgiven me, but I thank him all the time that I never hit or killed anyone. That is the main reason I do not like alcohol. This story tells why. A drink or two at home is fine, but this guy hopfully has a conscience...<><

Juan 10-13 @ 7/10/2012 7:25 AM

Rest in Peace my Brother.......

Lawdog626 @ 7/14/2012 4:21 PM

We got the watch from here brother. RIP

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