Troy HackettTroy Hackett, co-owner of Philly's Best, was shot and killed last week.
When police arrived on the scene, they found local businessman Troy Hackett
bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the chest in the driver's seat of his
Black Lexus that had driven into a concrete retaining wall.Hackett
was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to administer CPR failed to revive him.Hackett was co-owner along with Charles Humphrie, Joseph Mannings and Edward Winston of Philly's Best hoagie and sandwich shop.
According to Hackett's wife, Terri Hackett, Troy
was a caring and giving person who would give the shirt off his back to help people in need.
was a giving person who was dedicated toward making Philly's Best
would tell people they can eat at the restaurant for free until you get on your feet," stated Hackett
The Hacketts were married September 28th of last year and would have celebrated their first anniversary next month.Hackett
was born and reared against the backdrop of German Town, Pennsylvania.He graduated from Germantown High School and was an avid football and baseball fan.He
played baseball and football for German Town High School
loved adventure and enjoyed almost every sport imagined.
moved to Seattle, he
discovered that you couldn't get a good cheese steak in the area.
In 1994 Hackett
and Manning began selling cheese steaks and sandwiches at various club houses and catered various community events.
was a strong supporter of the community and often hired people who needed a break, including people who were part of work release programs.
"His death was a shock," said Thomas, who couldn't understand why anyone would kill Troy
Hackett's wife wants people to remember that Troy
was a charismatic, fun loving,