VIDEO: Funeral Services for Philadelphia Officer Pawlowski

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February 20, 2009 11:51:03 AM PST
The city of Philadelphia's official mourning process has begun for police officer John Pawlowski.

The caisson carrying Officer John Pawlowski's body arrived at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul before sunrise Friday. At the head of the procession, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. and Action News will provide LIVE video from today's services.

Thursday night, hundreds of police and others congregated outside the Givnish Funeral Home on Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia where a viewing was being held.

PHOTOS: Funeral services for Officer John Pawlowski
PHOTOS: Familyy pictures of Officer John Pawlowski

Mayor Michael Nutter and Commissioner Charles Ramsey tell Action News they can't believe they have to bury another officer.

Pawlowski was the sixth officer killed in the line of duty within the last 16 months.

A public viewing began just before 6:00. A few hours beforehand, hundreds of officers marched down Academy Road. Pawlowski's wife Kim stood by, surrounded by family.

Her grief was clearly evident.

John Pawlowki's father, a retired lieutenant, and his brother Robert, a corporal in police radio, embraced as the procession went by.

Robert was working when his brother was shot, and heard the call come in.

The funeral for Officer Pawlowski will be held Friday. Services will take place at The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul at 1723 Race Street.

The viewing is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 12 Noon.

Interment following services will take place at Resurrection Cemetery at 5201 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, Pa. 19020.


In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Officer John Pawlowski can be made to "P/O John Pawlowski Family Trust":

P/O John Pawlowski Family Trust
1336 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19123

You can also drop off donations at any Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branch or any Philadelphia Federal Credit Union branch.

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