Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr.

As a young white guy (19 when hired by PPD in 2001) I was assigned to the 23rd district before it integrated into the 22nd. It was tough being assigned in north Philly! Many, many nites we spent together doing safe streets & other stuff. Although kind hearted, you weren't one to mess around. You taught me how to be a man, a good honest cop & how to communicate with people in the community. Always giving, always smiling. I had just said goodbye to you that morning & asked you if you needed a ride to which you told me no you were fine. That has wore on me over the years, maybe if I was more assertive idk. You were truly one of a kind, forever loved & missed my friend. Thank you for everything. BTW even though you know already up there I did start attending church again too like I promised you that I would. I'll see you soon again one day brother.

P/O Jacoby

September 19, 2023

I'm a few days late to recognize your 10th anniversary of your passing, but wish all of your brothers and sisters in blue continued safety as well as your friends and family that you left behind. God bless your soul and I pray that your spirit continues to shine bright over all who you cared about.

Civilian Lou Pumphrey III
Civilian Philadelphia, PA.

August 22, 2022

You will truly be missed classmate (Police Academy class 301). Great man and a great friend. Thank you for your service. Rest well my friend.

P/O James Keith
Phila Police Dept.

August 19, 2020

On this 8th anniversary of your untimely and heroic departure, we say thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Walker. Never forget a brave's officer's honorable heroism.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 18, 2017

I remember meeting Officer Walker at the 22nd District. I was assigned to the Traffic Unit and stopped there often to get fuel for my patrol vehicle. I used to be assigned to the 23rd District which was in the same building! Officer Walker was such a gentleman, and had a kind soul, and a great smile. I know he is sorely missed! R.I.P. my friend. Officer Ted Thomas Retired Phila. PD.

Police Officer
Philadelphia P.D.

August 2, 2017

My brother you and your family were robbed of time because of cowards. You are remembered today and always for you service, and may the Lord bless your family always. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

July 31, 2017


We miss you and think about you all the time. Your legacy is strong and good so it will be passed on for generations to come.

I remember you telling me your favorite color was white... The day you left this earthly world you got your wings in heaven.

For all those who knew or knew of Moe, know he would want you to live a positive life, help your communities, and give to others...he was a selfless individual we should all aspire to be like Moe.


July 21, 2017

God rest his soul. He is surely an angel in heaven now looking down on his Mom and all of those who loved him and benefited from his kindness and protection.


July 29, 2016

I just watched Officer Walker's mother speak at the Democratic National Convention. I was so moved by the memory she shared of him: when she went to his residence after his death, she found Christmas packages wrapped and addressed by him, in the month of August, to many different people; a relative, a friend and one that was addressed to no one in particular.

Thank you, Officer Walker, for the services you provided during your 19 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Kimberly Costello - A United States citizen.

July 29, 2016

Class 375 of the Philadelphia Police Academy was dedicated in honor of P/O Moses Walker Jr. #2553. The class will be graduating on March 4th, 2016 at Michael G. Lutz FOP Lodge #5 Heroes Ballroom.

It was and continues to be the honor of Class 375 to dedicate their training and careers to the memory and legacy of such an honorable Police Officer.

In conclusion,

The sacrifice that he and his family have made, along with his commitment to the community will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Minerva Cruz #237 and Class 375
Philadelphia Police Academy

March 2, 2016

Dear Mo':

I still can't believe that you are gone. I have a picture of you on my desk at work and everyday I think about you. Growing up, I never thought that you would become one of Philly's Finest in Blue, but you were more than that!! You were a kind hearted gentleman and a good soul. I can still remember were I was when I heard that tragic news and when they finally announced your name, I collapsed with grief. But I know that at that same moment, you got your Angel Wings and became my guardian.

I miss you much Mo'. You will never be forgotten.

V Summers

March 1, 2016

Rest in Peace, Officer Walker, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of the day that you were tragically taken from us. God Bless You and your Family, community, and the Philadelphia Police Department.


August 18, 2015

Officer Walker, I had the highest honor of meeting and spending a little time with your mother today. She is a strong woman; rest in peace brother.

Officer C.W. Irvine III
Massanutten Police Department

August 4, 2015

I should have been there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/18/2012 5:40 AM


June 14, 2014

Moses, There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you my good friend. You had told me years ago, " What ever you do, Don't give up on your dreams.. Always remember this, The Lord has bigger and better plans for you. Never mind what the others think or say, they will only bring you down. Follow your heart Steve and put your faith in the Lord for what you want to do and how to do it in your life. " Well Moses, After you were taken from us I forgot all about my hopes and dreams about becoming a Police Officer. I gave up on my dream. Now that you are now in the Arms of the Lord now among other Great hearts and Police Officers and Friends. I will always remember the great times we had both shared and the great talks we've also had. You are truly missed here on earth. Thanks for being there and for being a true friend to not only me but to everyone around you... R.I.P. Moses

Steve Helvitson Sr

June 2, 2014

By William Butler Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

never forgotten

April 11, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Moses Walker Jr. and the Philadelphia Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Walker, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 6, 2014




December 28, 2013

I had the sad priviledge to meet Moses' brother and 3 nephews at the NLEOM last week. I am from Pierce County in Washington State and was there to remember Trooper Tony Radulescu and Ranger Margaret Anderson from Washington. Moses and Tony are engraved next to each other on the memorial wall and I wanted to make sure that is not their only connection. Moses' name is also etched on a rubbing that now hangs in my office. Thank you to Moses' family for talking with me.

Deputy Dennis Robinson
Pierce County Sheriff

May 22, 2013

I will be running in your memory at the 2013 National Police Week 5K in Washington, DC (tomorrow, 5/11/2013). Although I did not know you, your memory lives on, and your name is on my number plate (#1469) for the 5K. Rest in peace.

G. Nye

FAM G. Nye

May 10, 2013

Dear Moses,
Although we only seen each other in passing at work and we spoke a couple times here and there I think about you all the time. I often wonder why such a beautiful soul was taking so soon. I remember the day I saw you at I hop on city line Ave and I felt you staring at me so I stared back and you and with a beautiful smile you said you work in the 22nd right?? And I said yes... and you said me too!!! From that day on it was always a pleasure to see you. I am so sorry you had to leave us in such a horrible way but I am so happy to know that you are wrapped in Gods arms... I will never forget you my fellow officer! Thank you for your service to the community and serving the city for 19 years.

P/O Boone #4319
Phila Police Department 22nd District

May 3, 2013

Rest in peace Moses. Who were the nicest person I've met on the job and the 22nd District misses you very much. You will never be forgotten and I will always remember you.

P/O Mangual #3483
Phila Police Department 22nd District

January 31, 2013

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