An off-duty police officer was killed this week while he walked through a neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Friends and families are shocked and offering a $35,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in the murder of Officer Moses Walker.
Walker had just finished working and was shot several times at 6 am. He was a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. Police believe that the officer was the victim of a robbery which led to his death. Lt. Raymond Evers said that Walker’s gun was found underneath his body, but don’t know if he shot at anyone.
Commissioner Charles Ramsey said that Walker’s death is tough to deal with right after the death of another officer, Brian Lorenzo, who was killed just last month in a crash on I-95.
“We literally just removed the mourning bands from our badges last week for Officer Lorenzo, and now it appears we may be putting them right back on again, so it’s tough,” Ramsey said.
“This department has been through an awful lot,” he said. “In just the 4½ years that I’ve been here, this would be the seventh officer we’ve lost, which is more than some departments get in 20 years.”