By Wyatt Earp | September 30, 2008
I am really getting sick and tired of seeing my co-workers buried.
Viewing began this morning for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Center City.
The casket carrying McDonald’s body was brought to the cathedral at 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a pre-dawn procession led by a single, riderless white horse.
Police from departments as far as Reading and Vineland came to pay respects to the fallen eight-year veteran.
“There is a tremendous amount of sadness that all of us feel,” said Mayor Nutter outside the cathedral.
He asked the public to pray for McDonald’s family and for the speedy recovery of Officer Richard Bowes, who also was shot during the incident last Tuesday. (Philly.com)
A memorial fund has been set up in Officer McDonald’s name. Donations may be sent here:
Officer Patrick McDonald Trust Fund
Police and Fire Credit Union
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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