Funeral services set for officer shot while serving warrant

Police converge on Bridge Street in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood, where a police officer was shot and killed while serving a warrant. (NBC10)

Police converge on Bridge Street in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood, where a police officer was shot and killed while serving a warrant. (NBC10)

Funeral services have been scheduled for a Philadelphia police officer who was shot and killed Friday as he served a homicide warrant at a home in the city’s Frankford section.

The funeral for Cpl. James O’Çonnor IV will be held at noon Friday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

O’Connor, 46, was shot in the shoulder above his bulletproof vest when officers entered the home, officials said, while two people in the home were wounded by return fire from another officer. O’Connor was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Several people were arrested following the shooting, including the subject of the warrant. That person was not wounded, authorities have said.

A married father of two — including a son who also serves on the force — O’Connor had been a police officer for 23 years and was with the SWAT unit for 15 years. His daughter serves in the U.S. Air Force.

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