Chef Mike Stollenwerk Teams Up to Donate Police Bike in Memory and Honor of Officer Daniel Faulkner

Thirty-years ago this December 9th, Philadelphia Police Officer 4699, Daniel Faulkner [aged 25] was killed outside 1234 Locust Street. Today, the burgeoning district is one of the country’s fastest growing nightlife and dining destinations and is the home of The Independent Hotel and the soon-to-open Fish restaurant.

To honor the memory of the fallen officer— Chef Mike Stollenwerk, his team and those from The Independent Hotel have joined forces to purchase and donate a police bicycle to the Sixth Police District. The bicycle, which will be used to patrol the neighborhood, will be given to Philadelphia Police brass in a special outdoor ceremony outside what will soon be the new location of Philadelphia’s best seafood restaurant — Fish. The ceremony will take place at 4pm. Stollenwerk and the crew from the Independent Hotel — including General Manager Jim Evans — will pledge to keep Faulkner’s memory alive outside their respective businesses.
City dignitaries, those close to Faulkner, members of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police and prominent Philadelphians will be in attendance for the press conference.

“We want to honor Officer Faulkner on this 30th anniversary by doing our part to make the district a safer place,” Stollenwerk says. “We thought supporting the local police here in the neighborhood would be the best way to do that.”

The new police bicycle will be put to use immediately in the Sixth District. The cost of a police bicycle is approximately $900-$1100. The bicycle was secured from Jay’s Peddle Power in Fishtown.

Fish, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best New Restaurant [City], 2010 Best of Philly® issue, continues to make a splash by combining culinary innovation, sleek sophistication and imaginatively astute flavor combinations. Fish patrons have come to expect exceptional and knowledgeable service, an accomplished wine program and advanced offerings at the bar. Fish earned a “Three-Bell” [Excellent] rating from The Philadelphia Inquirer’s food critic Craig LaBan and has been featured in The New York Times, among other prestigious publications. Fish will soon be moving to a much larger facility at 1234 Locust Street, the corner of 13th & Locust, at the Independent Hotel.