Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.

Stand down.

The day is done.

Rest in peace.

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19 years on the job.

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A graduate of Ben Franklin High School, Walker graduated from the police academy in 1993. He had been in what is now the 22nd District since 1994.

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Walker finished his shift at the 22nd district at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue and was preparing to leave for a bus stop.   Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said a co-worker offered him a ride home and he declined saying, “It’s a nice day. I’m going to walk.”

“Somebody knows who did it.   Somebody knows what happened,” Ramsey said.   “They need to come forward.”

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I get ‘that feeling’ when I hear an officer goes down.

I know you also get ‘that feeling’ when you hear an L.E.O. goes down.

It gets worse when you know it could have and should have been avoided.

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Please take a moment and stand with those who stood for us.

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There’s also times when ‘that feeling’ gets even more dire.

Yeah.

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The night of Feb. 12, Rafael Jones was arrested and charged with sticking a handgun into the chest of a man walking to a Germantown bus stop and stealing his designer jacket, Nike sneakers, and $65.

The victim, identified in court papers as E.J., 26, ran barefoot two blocks to his girlfriend’s apartment to call police, who quickly arrested Jones, still on probation for a previous gun offense.   In the months that followed, E.J. made a fateful decision.   He failed to testify.

When a judge on July 25 sentenced Rafael Jones for violating his probation on a gun conviction, she ordered him confined to house arrest at his grandmother’s North Philadelphia rowhouse.   But the state Board of Probations and Parole failed to set up the electronic monitoring bracelet mandated by the judge, and Jones never returned to live at the house, his family said Friday.

The day he got out of prison, Aug. 8, Jones was hanging out at 18th and Susquehanna Streets – the corner where he was shot last winter – without the bracelet ordered by Common Pleas Court Judge Susan I. Schulman.   Ten days after that, police say, he and another man stalked and killed Officer Moses Walker Jr. in a pre-dawn robbery attempt.

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But wait, there’s more.

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Here’s the “another man”:

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Chancier McFarland, the second suspect in the shooting death of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr., was brought into Philadelphia International Airport Monday night by two homicide detectives and an FBI agent.

He was whisked away in a van from the airport’s police substation after arriving on a direct flight from Atlanta.   McFarland, 19, of 23rd Street in North Philly, turned himself in to the FBI in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday.

Authorities had an arrest warrant out for McFarland on two store robberies that happened the same day in February 2011, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.   He will be charged in those cases, she said.   McFarland is also expected to face charges in Walker’s slaying.

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As is customary when an officer is slain, Walker’s handcuffs were to be placed on McFarland while he was being taken back to Philly.   They had been placed on Jones when he was arrested.

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Once again, my unwavering respects to the arresting officers and all those involved in capturing two pieces of human debris. Their restraint shown is testament to true honor and duty.

Mr. Jones and Mr. Walker should have had Officer Walker’s service piece placed at their temples and been dispatched to Hell.

But as Americans, we’re better than that.

Sometimes – like right now – I kinda wish we weren’t.

I’m simply being honest.

I also know I’m not alone in those thoughts.

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God bless you, Officer Walker.

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Kenny Solomon
Israel Survival Updates
The American Survival Guide

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In memory of my uncle, Col. E. J. Lasner, US Army, Europe, Viet Nam and USA.
In memory of my grandfather, Cpl. Samuel Lasner, US Army, WWI, France.

—and—

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One Response to Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.

  1. RIP, Officer Walker. They got them and will throw the book at them. Thank you for all your years on the force, protecting both residents and visitors. May God grant peace to your loved ones left behind.

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