Eagles star donates more than $100K to help PPD tackle some much needed upgrades

Andrew Kramer
May 03, 2019 - 8:57 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police 18th district headquarters just got a makeover thanks to the generosity of an Eagles player.

Southwest Detectives are also in this building, which just got an upgrade because of Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Lineman Fletcher Cox’s more than over $100,000 donation.

The first thing that was fixed was the confession room.

"Detectives were having problems when they were getting confessions,” Philadelphia Police Foundation President Maureen Rush. “The interview was not admissible in court because there was noise behind the wall.”

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Then Rush says they wanted to focus on ways they could improve the day-to-day lives of the officers, like getting new furniture and work out equipment and installing air conditioning in the locker rooms

"We just wanted to do something to show the officers that people care, Fletcher Cox cared, and we did the types of things that were the quality of life things that mattered," she said.

Rush, who is also a former cop, says simple changes like this can easily improve the mood of an officer.

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