FOP honors surviving family members

Kim Pawlowski McFillin is joined by her mom Sharon and children (clockwise from top) Johnny, Richie, Patrick and Maggie. Her husband, John Pawlowski, was a police officer killed in the line of duty in 2009.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 last week hosted its survivors Easter breakfast.

The event is scheduled each year, though it was canceled last year due to the coronavirus.

People who have had family members killed in the line of duty were treated to breakfast and went home with a ham and an Easter egg-shaped pound cake from Stock’s Bakery. The Rev. Steve Wetzel, the FOP chaplain, offered a prayer.

Among those who gave remarks at the April 1 event were Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Carlos Vega, who is challenging District Attorney Larry Krasner in the Democratic primary.

FOP president John McNesby noted that last Thursday’s breakfast took place on April Fools’ Day.

“We’ve got to get that fool out of the DA’s office,” he said of Krasner. ••