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'Hero Cops' Program Honors Norristown Police Officer Thomas Barone Today

Barone was killed in the line of duty in 1992 while answering a domestic disturbance call.

Area law enforcement officers Norristown officials and friends and family will gather at Marshall Street Elementary School, at 1525 West Marshall Street, at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 11, to commemorate Norristown Police Officer Thomas Barone, who was killed in the line of duty in 1992. Barone attended Marshall Street Elementary as a child.

Officer Barone was shot and killed while answering a domestic disturbance call in the 600 block of West Elm Street on Oct. 11, 1992, according to a story about the incident on Philly.com.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman will unveil a plaque dedicated to Officer Barone in a ceremony at Marshall Street Elementary as part of the Hero Cops program. The public is invited to attend.

The Hero Cop program was started in 2001 to honor men and women in law enforcement who have been killed or died in the line of duty. The program began in Philadelphia and expanded to Montgomery County. To date, over two dozen police officers from Montgomery County have been recognized through the program, including Norristown Borough Police Chief Robert E. Reilly and West Norriton Police Sergeant George F. Opelski.

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