Officer Walker’s Public Viewing Begins Sunday Afternoon
BY Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Solemn ceremonies begin Sunday afternoon, as the city says a final farewell to officer Moses Walker, killed last weekend.
Officer Moses Walker – gunned down last Saturday while off-duty – is being laid to rest with full police honors – in ceremonies that have become painfully familiar to the Philadelphia police family.
A horse-drawn caisson will carry Walker’s casket from 31st and Lehigh, in a mile-long procession east on Lehigh Avenue to the Deliverance Evangelistic Church where a public viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tomorrow, another viewing will he held tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Police have charged 23-year-old Rafael Jones with Walker’s murder. A second suspect is still being sought.
The Funeral Arrangements for Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr., Philadelphia Police Department begin Sunday afternoon.
Sunday August 26, 2012
3:45 p.m. Horse Drawn Hearse will arrive at 31st and Lehigh Avenue along with the Limousine Hearse carrying Officer Walker. The transfer will then be made of the casket to the Horse Drawn Hearse. The March to the Church will then begin traveling the 1.2 miles to the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 Lehigh Avenue. Philadelphia, PA 19132.
Once at the Church they will place the casket inside the Church and set up for viewing.
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – FOP and Commanders will proceed in for the viewing.
(Walker Family will not be present)
6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Public viewing starts
Monday August 27, 2012
7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Public viewing
9 a.m. – Walker Family will come into the Deliverance Evangelistic Church
Mayor and Police Commissioner will speak then the service will begin.
Service should conclude at 12 noon with the Funeral procession then leaving for the cemetery.
Interment will be at the Fernwood Cemetery at 6501 Baltimore Avenue. Lansdowne, PA 19050 (Delaware County)
Police Officer Walker is to be interred by 2 p.m.
The Repast is at the FOP upon arrival of the family from the Cemetery. Out of town officers will have a luncheon provided for them at FOP Lodge 5, 1336 Spring Garden Street, in the Lounge, starting at the break of the Church service.