The Philadelphia Police Department reports that an off-duty officer was killed in a crash in Somerton on Thursday. 

Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small says just before midnight, officers in the 7th District received numerous calls about a two-vehicle crash. 

Small says through the investigation, police learned the driver of one of the vehicles was an active Philadelphia police officer who had just finished the night shift and was driving home in his personal vehicle. 

He was later identified as Henry Gonski, 50, an officer who spent more than two decades on the police force, Fox 29 reports. 

"It's with a heavy heart that we learn of the tragic passing of dedicated, police officer, Henry Gonski III, killed in an off-duty accident last night," said FOP Lodge #5 President John McNesby. "Our friend and colleague served this city for some 27 years with distinction, honor and integrity. We pray for his family, friends, and colleagues. The FOP will never forget his dedication and contributions to the police department and this city." 

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