By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s now been one week since Officer Robert Wilson III was killed while battling would-be robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Investigating 2 Separate Fatal Hit-And-Runs: 'It Can Get Pretty Chaotic Around Here'
Now, officials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer’s family.
This morning, a quiet tribute to Wilson. At the GameStop at 21st and Lehigh, where Wilson had his final heroic act, one police officer arrived not in a police cruiser but in his own car, then knelt down in front of a growing balloons and stuffed animals.
The officer wiped away tears, another community member consoling him.READ MORE: Temple University Students, Faculty Have Mixed Feelings About Returning To In-Person Learning
John McNesby, president of the Philadelphia FOP, the union that represents police, is grateful that the GameStop chain is pitching in to help the family: “They’re doing collection boxes along the East Coast, at all their stores — all their locations. And each CEO themself — and I believe there are seven or eight of them — will make a sizable donation.”
The money going in a trust fund for the fallen officer’s family. Other donation efforts have been set up. Go to phillypolice.com for more information.
MORE NEWS: Teenage Boy Shot 7 Times In West Philadelphia, Police Say