Moses Walker Jr.
Family and friends of Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker gathered early Tuesday for a community prayer and memorial balloon release.
The emblem honoring Fire Captain Michael Goodwin Sr., Firefighter Joyce Craig, and Police officers Moses Walker Jr. and Robert Wilson III now sits prominently on the hood of the 2nd Alarmers rapid response vehicle, which offers water, fans and other forms of support at emergency scenes.
The man convicted last year of the first-degree murder of Philadelphia police officer Moses Walker Jr. in 2012 was sentenced today to life in prison plus 23-47 years.
Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.
Judge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.
Chancier McFarland has also agreed to cooperate against alleged co-conspirator Rafael Jones, the alleged triggerman in the case.
“He was a giver and he cared about people and he loved people,” says Marc Poland, an entrepreneur and longtime friend of Officer Moses Walker Jr., who was gunned down in North Philadelphia last year.
Thousands gathered outside the Wells Fargo Center Saturday to watch motorcycle drill teams , police K-9 units and fire department perform at the 59th annual Hero Thrill Show.
Four police officers from the Philadelphia region who died in the line of duty were among those remembered Monday at the annual fallen officers’ ceremony in the state capital.
Philadelphia Police chief inspector Joseph Sullivan says the group recognized “the widow of Officer Brad Fox, the widow of Officer (Brian) Lorenzo from the Philadelphia Police Department, the mother of Officer Moses Walker.”
The alleged killer had been released from prison just ten days before the murder of officer Moses Walker Jr.
Officer Walker’s mother and other relatives say his murder could have been averted had the Board of Probation and Parole done its job.
Police have announced the funeral arrangements for fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.