Madison Tavern Pays Tribute to Fallen Officer Fox
Plymouth police officer Bradley Fox was a popular regular at the Warminster bar. The William Tennent graduate was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 13.
When Bradley Fox lived in Warminster, he was a common sight practically every night at Kenney's Madison Tavern. He was the kind of guy who would walk into the building and strike up a conversation with just about anyone.
"He knew everybody," said owner Bob Kenney. "And if he didn't know you, he made it a point to make sure that by the end of the night, you knew him."
Fox frequented the Madison often enough that it seemed only inevitable that he would meet his future wife there, which he did in January 2005. His appearances became less regular when he began attending the police academy at Montgomery County Community College and joined the Plymouth police force.
"It was down to once or twice a month," said Kenney. "Basically, whenever he came to town to visit his parents, he would stop in and say hi to all of his friends."
Those visits were ended permanently when Officer Fox was tragically shot and killed while chasing down a hit and run suspect on September 13, leaving behind his expectant wife, Lynsay, and daughter, Kadence.
Fox's warmth and friendliness will always be missed at the Madison, but with the addition of a memorial to the walls of his favorite hangout, Fox's presence will always be felt.
Across from the bar, next to the big screen television, a section of wall space has been adorned with an American flag that Fox received while stationed at Camp Fallujah in Iraq during his second tour of duty with the Marine Corps. Below that hangs a certificate noting the flag's authenticity, flanked by two photos of Fox in Iraq.
"We were devestated when we heard what happened," said Kenney. "He was such an outgoing guy. If you were his friend, you were his friend forever."