Philadelphia Officer Killed

An officer salutes his fallen colleague, Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III. (credit: Kristen Johanson)

Thousands Gather To Say Final Farewell To Fallen Philadelphia Police Officer

Mourners, including hundreds of police officers, gathered Saturday morning, paying their last respects to fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.

03/14/2015

Some gathered outside the GameStop where officer Robert Wilson III was shot and killed last week to pay tribute. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising Effort

Officials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer’s family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(The Facebook page created for the birthday of officer Robert Wilson III's son.)

Facebook Community Tries To Brighten Birthday a Bit For Son of Slain Philadelphia Cop

Quahmier Wilson turned ten years old today, just four days after the death of his father during a shootout with robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Death of Philadelphia Officer Reinvigorates Experiment in Body-Worn Cameras

Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

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.

12/12/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

First-Degree Murder Conviction in 2012 Shooting Death of Philadelphia Cop

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.

12/11/2014

(Officer Moses Walker.  Phila. PD photo)

Dramatic Testimony In Trial Of Accused Philadelphia Cop-Killer

Witnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.

12/09/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Accused Killer of Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Chooses Non-Jury Trial

Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.

12/08/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

One Pleads Guilty In Robbery-Murder Of Philadelphia Police Officer

Chancier McFarland has also agreed to cooperate against alleged co-conspirator Rafael Jones, the alleged triggerman in the case.

06/12/2014

(Photo from Phila. PD)

Reward in Cold-Case Murder of Philly Cop Increased To $40,000

Officer Frederick Cione was gunned down when he stopped three males near 17th and Oxford Streets in North Philadelphia, Police say one of them opened fire. The killers fled, and have never been identified.

01/16/2014

(File photo: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia DA May Appeal Commutation of Cop Killer’s Death Sentence

Edward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.

01/14/2014

(Needy schoolkids at the Alliance For Progress Charter School get gifts sent in memory of Office Moses Walker Jr.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Needy Kids at a North Philly School Get Gifts In Honor of Slain Patrolman

“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.

12/20/2013

(John Leck Jr., in file photo. Photo from  Phila. PD)

Long Sentence For Levittown Man In DUI Death Of Off-Duty Philly Cop

Officer Brian Lorenzo was killed in July 2012 when John Leck Jr. came the wrong way up an I-95 exit ramp and slammed into Lorenzo’s motorcycle.

12/02/2013

(John Leck Jr., in file photo. Photo from  Phila. PD)

Man Who Killed Philly Cop In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash Pleads Guilty

John Leck Jr. is pleading guilty to the murder of officer Brian Lorenzo, killed in July of last year when his motorcycle was hit head-on by Leck, intoxicated and driving in the wrong direction.

10/15/2013