PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The viewing and funeral for slain Philadelphia Police Cpl. James O'Connor have been postponed indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak. O'Connor was shot and killed last Friday morning, while serving an arrest warrant in Frankford.
A public viewing was supposed to be held Thursday at the Givnish Funeral Home in Northeast Philadelphia, and the funeral was supposed to be held Friday morning at the Cathedral Basilica.
Both have been postponed indefinitely due to the new coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings.
O'Connor leaves behind a wife and two children – a son who is a 9th District Philadelphia police officer and daughter who is an active-duty Air Force member.
"Rest Easy Dad, You Out of All People Deserve it. I'll Take Care of Everything, I promise. #8162," his son posted on Twitter.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police has created a memorial fund in O'Connor's honor.
"The outpouring of support for James O'Connor IV, his family and Philadelphia Police Department has been overwhelming," said FOP President, John McNesby. "Residents and police officers all across the region are looking to aid and support the family."
Anyone wishing to donate to the Corporal James R. O'Connor IV Memorial Fund can reach out to the Philadelphia Police and Fire Federal Credit Union at 215-931-0300.
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