Funeral services were held at the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania Saturday. A caisson procession began in the early morning hours followed by a public viewing at the historic gymnasium at 7 a.m.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey lead hundreds of officers in the caisson procession towards the Palestra. The public viewing for fallen hero Officer Robert Wilson III began at 7 a.m., followed by funeral services at 10 a.m.
An American flag is held ahead of bagpipers, drummers and other members of the Philadelphia Police Honor Guard, who are remembering Officer Wilson. The 32-year-old father of two was shot during a robbery at a GameStop in North Philadelphia last Thursday.
A horse drawn-carriage brings the casket of Officer Wilson to the Palestra.
An officer salutes as his slain brother in blue passes him Saturday morning.
Officer Wilson's family members arrive to the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania for his funeral.
A banner honoring Wilson hangs at the slain officers funeral.
Here is a high school graduation photo of Robert Wilson, provided by his family and shown at his funeral. Many family photos of the 8-year police veteran flashed on a video screen as mourners gathered inside the historic Ivy League gym.
Wilson is seen here as a child in a photo provided by his family, and shown at the slain officer's funeral procession.
Here is another childhood picture of Officer Wilson, provided by his family. Fellow officers setup a trust fund for Wilson's relatives.
Officer Wilson is shown here riding a bike in his childhood in a photo provided by his family and shown at his funeral.
People are seen at the site of the Salvation Army Memorial honoring Officer Robert Wilson III.