Remembering Sergeant Christopher David Fitzgerald

Sergeant Christopher Fitzgerald in uniform
Sergeant Christopher David Fitzgerald

We came together to mourn and honor the life of fallen Temple University Police Sergeant Christopher David Fitzgerald, who lost his life in an act of courage while serving the community he loved.

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and members of the Temple community gathered with the Fitzgerald family, the Temple University Police Department, Philadelphia Police Department and President Wingard to pay respects.

Read more about Sergeant Fitzgerald’s bravery and devotion to family and community

Mental Health Resources

All Temple employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides free confidential counseling, consultations, referrals and online access to hundreds of articles, toolkits, podcasts, webinars and much more. Their services are available to employees online 24/7 or by calling 1-888-267-8126.

All Temple students have access to services with Tuttleman Counseling Services. You can contact their team at 215-204-7276 or physically walk into the center located at 1700 N. Broad St., 2nd floor, during the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 



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