Mayor: Philadelphia officer slain at store saved at least 6

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Posted: Apr 07, 2015 8:58 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Michael Nutter says a police officer killed during a video game store robbery last month saved at least six lives and is a true American and Philadelphia hero.

Nutter presented a flag to Robert Wilson III's sister at a City Hall ceremony Monday marking the end of the city's 30-day official mourning period. About 75 police officers attended.

The 30-year-old Wilson was killed March 5 at a GameStop store in north Philadelphia.

Police say the father of two had stopped for a security check and to buy a game for his son as a reward for good grades and his 10th birthday.

Two brothers have been charged in Wilson's death.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey announced at Wilson's funeral that the department was renaming its valor medal in his honor.