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Philadelphia Police Department In Mourning Again

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It has happened again. A beloved Philadelphia police officer is killed on his way home from work, bringing more heartache for fellow officers, a family and a community.

Another veteran cop lost – almost 20-years of service – gunned down walking home.

"Somebody knows who did it. Somebody knows what happened. We need 'em to come forward," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

FOX 29's Stephanie Esposito reports on another sad day for the Philadelphia Police Department.

Officer Moses Walker Jr., 40, was born and raised in Philadelphia. Saturday morning, he died in Philadelphia after leaving a shift at the 22nd District. His coworkers were especially heartbroken since he turned down an offer for a ride home saying it was nice morning and he just wanted to walk.

"It's a very tragic set of circumstances," Ramsey said.

Walker changed out of his uniform to catch a bus home after an overnight shift at the 22nd District. He never made it to the bus. Officer Walker was shot and killed at 20th and Cecil B. Moore Avenue just before 6 a.m.

"We was armed at the time. We found his gun, his service revolver, under his body. So apparently he did draw his weapon, but we don't know if he was able to get any shots off," Ramsey said.

Robbery is the possible motive, but the whole thing seems senseless to the murdered officer's five siblings and large extended family.

"This is hurting me to my heart right now. I'm just lost for words," said one of the cousins, Craig.

"It's just mind-blowing right now. Just mind blowing. Just keep our family in prayer please," said another cousin, Donna.

The community already is.

Walker was a deacon at Deliverance Evangelical Church. The 19-year force veteran planned to retire next year and spend more time with family and his church.

The whole community is aching for this tremendous loss.

"Just a week and a half ago we took the mourning ribbons off our badges, and now we'll be putting them back on," Ramsey said.

"He was a God-fearing man, and I know that he's in a better place. And it's well with me in that sense. But I know I'll have moments where I'm actually going to cry," said Donna.

There's a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this police officers murder, Esposito reported.

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