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Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising Effort

By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- It's now been one week since Officer Robert Wilson III was killed while battling would-be robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

Now, officials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer's family.

This morning, a quiet tribute to Wilson.  At the GameStop at 21st and Lehigh, where Wilson had his final heroic act, one police officer arrived not in a police cruiser but in his own car, then knelt down in front of a growing balloons and stuffed animals.

The officer wiped away tears, another community member consoling him.

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Officer Wilson was remembered Thursday at the GameStop where he was shot and killed one week earlier (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

John McNesby, president of the Philadelphia FOP, the union that represents police, is grateful that the GameStop chain is pitching in to help the family: "They're doing collection boxes along the East Coast, at all their stores -- all their locations. And each CEO themself -- and I believe there are seven or eight of them -- will make a sizable donation."

The money going in a trust fund for the fallen officer's family. Other donation efforts have been set up.  Go to for more information.



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