The thirty-day mourning period for slain police officer Sgt. Robert Wilson III was marked on Monday by a solemn ceremony at City Hall.

Mayor Michael Nutter, Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison and other city officials gathered in the Mayor’s Reception Room for the heroic officer who was killed in the line of duty on March 5. The mayor presented Wilson’s family with the city’s flag in his honor.

“He laid down his life for people in that store,” said Nutter, before presenting a folded flag to the officer’s family.

Wilson was gunned down during an attempted robbery at a North Philadelphia video game store. An eight-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, he left behind two children, ages 10 and 1. Investigators said Wilson’s actions kept store employees and customers from harm, during an intense gun battle in which more than 50 shots were fired.

“He redefined what a hero is all about,” Commissioner Ramsey said. “I never saw an act of bravery like I saw that day. I can’t think of anyone who deserves these honors more.”

The officer had stopped at the store as a routine security check, and to buy a game for his older son for his birthday and as a reward for good grades in school. Wilson was posthumously promoted to sergeant and received the city’s Medal of Valor for his actions, which was renamed in his honor.

Carlton Hipps, 29, and his brother Ramone Williams, 24, were arrested and charged with the slaying. Both were known to police, investigators said. Williams had an out of state juvenile offense, but of the two Hipps had the far more prominent criminal past. Both have been charged with first degree homicide, conspiracy, weapons offenses and possessing an instrument of crime.

“Sgt. Robert Wilson, III, in attempting to stop a robbery at the Game Stop store in Hope Plaza ... was killed in a senseless act of violence. We as community members are outraged by his killing and the murders of all other citizens of our beloved city,” said Bilal Qayyum, executive director of the Father’s Day Rally Committee. “All lives matter.”

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