Memorial Photo of Officer Wilson

In Remembrance of Police Officer Robert Wilson III

Mar 9 2015

The Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Police Foundation sends its condolences and prayers to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Robert Wilson III, who was killed on March 5, 2014, by two violent, recidivist perpetrators in a store in North Philadelphia. Officer Wilson is a true hero who put the lives of numerous customers in the store first, and even after being mortally wounded continued to protect the civilians in the store.

This brave police officer was committed to maintaining the safety of the citizens of our great city. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey called him “One of the best police officers the city has to offer.”

Losing Officer Wilson is very sad and heartbreaking, particularly for his two young sons.  The Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Police Foundation will continue to support the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department who face danger on the job every day when they report “for duty.”  Rest in Peace, Police Officer Robert Wilson, and thank you for your service to our city.

Maureen S. Rush, M.S., CPP President
Philadelphia Police Foundation