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Philadelphia Mural Honors Officer Killed by Mumia

November 24, 2014  | 

Officer Daniel Faulkner (Photo: Philadelphia PD)
Officer Daniel Faulkner (Photo: Philadelphia PD)

A mural memorializing Daniel Faulkner, the Philadelphia police officer shot to death by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, was unveiled over the weekend on the 6th Police District headquarters in Chinatown. Scores of people, mostly police officers, gathered for the mural’s dedication.

The mural was done by Jon Laidacker. It was conceived just a few months ago by Police Sgt. Mark Palma, who went to Fraternal Order of Police head John McNesby and the Mural Arts Program with the idea. “Murals are one way of lifting up our heroes,” MAP head Jane Golden told Philadelphia Magazine.

Maureen Faulkner, Daniel's widow, broke down when talking about the support of fellow officers and from other police widows. "I would not be able to do it without all of you," she said. "We're sort of a family because of what we endured." Members of Daniel Faulkner's squad were also present at the event.

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Chuck @ 11/24/2014 5:04 PM

Why do we have to keep hearing about this POS cop killer. Bring in old sparky and let's get rid of him and his POS family.

bmam @ 11/24/2014 5:13 PM

We need a statue of Ofc. Faulkner. We need a statu of him at the memorial and we need a statue of him that can be transported from place to place so people see what true injustice is when we are not able to go home at the end of our shift. Furgeson would be a good first location. There 2 idiost in TN that were a quitted of murdering a deputy a few years back. It would also be a good place to put the statue.

TheRookie @ 11/24/2014 6:49 PM

Due that the pos cop killer was given his 15 minutes of fame L.E. needs to continue to send a clear message to all who support(ed) his execution of Officer Faulkner.
L.E. in Pennsylvania should lobby for a Daniel Faulkner Day, A Statute of him, & District Station named in his honor. This Mural is a good start.

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