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Video: Killers Stalked Off-Duty Philly Officer

August 20, 2012  | 

Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr. Photo: Philadelphia P.D.
Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr. Photo: Philadelphia P.D.

The Philadelphia Police Department continued searching Monday for the suspect who fatally shot Officer Moses Walker Jr., after the end of his shift early Saturday.

Police released surveillance video showing two male suspects stalking Officer Walker as he walked west on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 20th Street. The suspects apparently announced a robbery before shooting Officer Walker three times in the stomach, chest, and hand.

The 19-year veteran was found face down and mortally wounded on a North Philadelphia sidewalk. Officer Walker was in plain clothes and lying on his gun. He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital at 6:23 a.m. Saturday, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

VIDEO: Philly Cop Murdered In Robbery

Officer Walker had served with the department since August of 1993, when he graduated from the police academy. He began foot patrol in the Center City District and was later assigned to the 23rd District. For the last 18 years, Walker patrolled the North Central District.

"He was known by both his fellow officers and the residents he served as a courteous, polite, and humble man," according to a department statement. Officer Walker is survived by his mother and five siblings.

A reward for information leading to the arrest of Officer Walker's killer now stands at $87,500, reports CBS PhiladelphiaA $35,000 reward was initially offered by the city and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5.


VIDEO: Philly Cop Murdered In Robbery

Comments (10)

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Jacki Billings @ 8/20/2012 5:42 PM

Go with God my brother. RIP!

John Wilson @ 8/20/2012 7:36 PM

God bless this officer, and pray for his grieving family. Catch the animals and after a fair trial, execute them. This is why we are allowed to carry weapons 24/7, and why it is justified to carry off duty in our line of work, federal, state, or local.

Thomas Bach @ 8/20/2012 7:37 PM

Why isn't THIS EXECUTION listed as a racial, "Hate Crime"?
RIP my LEO Brother. God Bless you Heros of the Thin Blue Line.
Watch your 6, you guys.

Juan 10-13 @ 8/21/2012 5:54 AM

You both hit it on the head guys! We are and always will be Cops forever! Thin Blue Line is Infinitum! Rest in peace my brother. The skels will be brought to justice! Amen.

c. britt @ 8/21/2012 6:45 AM

R.I.P. my brother, we will take it from here.

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 8/21/2012 7:55 AM

Such a shame.. please read

John Russell @ 8/21/2012 2:16 PM

I have NO BROTHERS just comrades; thats it---I do care if they save me, I hope they shoot to save me it's thier JOB my JOB --I have no brothers just comrades--I would save them as well ...I shall not shed a tear for them upon death & I do not expect them to shed any tears for me-! " WAR is WAR "

michael @ 8/21/2012 3:13 PM

This officer was obviously stalked by these scumbags. I hope we find these AH's and they get executed. The circumstances appear to be a little bizarre to me. The officer seems to have noticed he was being followed and it seems more like an assassination trying to be covered up to look like a robbery. Maybe the officer knew these guys and lower his guard down. These circumstances just don't seem right to me. I pray for him and his family, these guys will be found, this is just unaccepted.

Jimbob @ 8/21/2012 6:04 PM

When these dirtbags are captured there is no need to take them into custody. The Officers in the Dept should play a game and see how many tazer shots at a time it takes to stop the vital organs of the cop killers.

Ima Leprechaun @ 8/23/2012 6:46 AM

I have no idea why my comments were excluded since they were not inflamitory at all. I pray for this Officers family and I hope the killers are found and brought to justice.

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