50k Donated by GameStop To Officer Robert Wilson’s Family

50k Donated by GameStop To Officer Robert Wilson’s Family

Officials with GameStop are the latest to honor slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III with a large donation to his family. Officer Wilson left behind two young kids, and his family needs any help they can get. NBC Philadelphia reports:

Robert Wilson III

GameStop executives stopped by the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police headquarters Wednesday and dropped off a $50,000 check for Wilson’s family.

“They really didn’t want any fanfare,” said FOP President John McNesby. “They didn’t want any cameras. They didn’t want any crazy stuff. They just wanted to come in very quietly. They didn’t want to take away from the heroic actions of Officer Wilson.”

In addition to the $50,000 check, GameStop officials also plan on setting up donation jars for Wilson’s family in stores along the east coast. All of the proceeds will go to Officer Wilson’s memorial fund.

Wilson, a 30-year-old father of two, was killed during a robbery at the GameStop on Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia last Thursday.

Wilson was in full uniform when brothers Carlton Hipps, 30, and Ramone Williams, 26, entered the GameStop store inside and announced the robbery, subsequently sparking a “fierce and violent” gun battle that ended with the officer being shot in the head and killed, according to officials.

“They were both firing at him,” said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. “He was actually being hit during the exchange of gunfire but he continued to fight, continued to shoot until the fatal wound was fired and it brought him down.”

Wilson is being hailed a hero and is credited with saving the lives of customers and store employees, according to Ramsey.

Both Williams and Hipps are charged with Wilson’s murder.

A trust fund was set up last week for Wilson’s two sons, a 10-year-old and a 1-year-old. The fund is being managed by the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made in person at the following branches:

901 Arch Street
7604 City Avenue
8500 Henry Avenue
Leo Mall, Byberry and Bustleton Avenue
7500 Castor Avenue
3300 Grant Avenue

Checks can be mailed and made payable to:
The Robert Wilson III Family Memorial Trust Fund
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA, 19107

Any and all donations are appreciated, large or small. Officer Wilson is no longer able to serve and protect his little ones, so as he defended and protected us, we must all step up to the plate and give what we are able to his family. They deserve the very best. Let’s help exceed their wildest expectations.

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie


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