PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A memorial vigil was held for slain Philadelphia Police Sgt. Robert Wilson on the fifth anniversary of his death. Family, friends and fellow officers gathered outside the 22nd District Thursday afternoon.
Police say Wilson went into the GameStop at 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue to buy his young son a gift. He tried to stop a robbery in the store and was shot to death.READ MORE: Evesham Township Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Hitting Officer With Stolen Truck
Wilson’s family is still hurting.READ MORE: Philadelphia Flower Show Set For Return To South Philly's FDR Park In 2022
“I don’t like this day. It makes me angry, it makes me sad and I’m tired of feeling pain,” said Wilson’s sister, Shaki’ra Wilson-Burroughs.MORE NEWS: Company Says Planned Natural Gas Pipeline From Pennsylvania To New Jersey Won't Go Forward
Police say Wilson’s bravery saved the lives of others inside the store.