Retired officer Booker was laid to rest on Wednesday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Family, Friends, and fellow officers said their final goodbyes to retired Rochester police officer William Booker, who was fatally shot on September 25.
Booker’s funeral was on Wednesday at The Father’s House in Chili. He was buried at Grove Place Cemetery and calling hours were on Tuesday at Ark Of Jesus Ministries.
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Booker, who served 21 years with the Rochester Police Department, was found with a lower body gunshot wound after he crashed into a parked car. No one is in custody yet for the murder.
RPD officers found Booker at around 2 a.m. at the scene of the crash on Jefferson Ave. near Iceland Park. It’s unclear if he was shot before or after the crash. He was rushed to Strong Hospital, where he died shortly after he arrived.
Booker was the father to a five-year-old girl. In addition to serving with the RPD, he spent almost 10 years as a School Resource Officer at Franklin High School, focused on steering youth away from violence.