Slain Philadelphia officer receives hero’s funeral

A slain Philadelphia police officer has been laid to rest.

Officer Moses Walker was remembered as a deacon in his church, a beloved family member and a good police officer.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he remembers meeting Walker when he visited the police district where he was a turnkey – the person who monitors holding cells.

“I hope and I pray that Moses realized the impact that he had on others, because he really did have an impact not only on me but as you see the the hundreds of people you see gathered here,” Ramsey said.

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Mayor Michael Nutter used the funeral to send a message to young Philadelphians.

“Stop this violence! Stop these shootings! Stop these killings!” Nutter implored. “Stop this nonsense here in this city!”

Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police head John McNesby said officers can’t reverse the trend solo.

“Get the guns off the street, respect the police,” McNesby said. “It’s got to be a collaborative effort, we can’t do it on our own.”

Two men are in custody for Walker’s death. One is awaiting extradition from Alabama.

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