‘Person of interest’ questioned in cop’s death

Police officer Moses Walker, a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Force, was killed during an attempted robbery on August 18 around 6 a.m. The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Walker’s killers now stands at $118,000. —PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Funeral services have been scheduled for Moses Walker Jr.

Walker, 40, was a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department.

He was shot and killed on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, shortly after finishing his shift at District 22.

Moses entered the Philadelphia Police Academy in March 1993 as a recruit. In August 1993, he was promoted to the rank of police officer and like many rookie officers, was assigned to foot patrol in the Department’s Center City District. After walking the beat in Center City for several months, he was assigned to the 22nd District on March 31, 1994. Moses would find a home patrolling the streets of North Central for the next 18 years. He was known by both his fellow officers and the residents he served as a courteous, polite and humble man.

His service extended past the police department. He was also an active member of the Deliverance Evangelistic Church where he served as a deacon. There, he was known as an optimistic man who always saw the good in people.

He is survived by his mother and five siblings.

A viewing will be held Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 Lehigh Avenue.

A second viewing will be held Aug. 27 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Deliverance Evangelistic Church. Services will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in Fernwood Cemetery, 6501 Baltimore Avenue.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 will hold a fundraiser to support Walker’s family on Aug. 27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1336 Spring Garden St.

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