Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Wake to be held for slain NYPD officer

Slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was laid to rest Tuesday New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car
Delores Daniels | 11 July, 2017, 00:53

A wake will be held for Officer Miosotis Familia today in the Bronx.

Crews from the NYPD's buildings-maintenance division spent Sunday freshening up the exterior of the The World Changers Church on Grand Concourse, where Familia will be waked. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.at the same church.

Familia was fatally shot on July 5, while inside a mobile NYPD command unit near Morris Avenue and East 183rd Street in the Bronx. She said her sister always volunteered to work as much as she could.

On Friday, Familia's oldest daughter, Genesis Villella, 20, released a statement, "She was incredibly amusing". Statement from Officer Familia's daughter: Police say she had no prior contact with gunman Alexander Bonds.

Slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was laid to rest Tuesday
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NYPD officials said the shooting was unprovoked.

Miosotis Familia was a 12-year veteran of the force and a mother of three.

The ambush shooting of a police officer sitting in an RV-like mobile command center has raised questions about whether the New York Police Department should go further with an ongoing program to add bullet-resistant glass and armor to its vehicles.

Instead of charging customers for the special blue-colored bagels, Bagels R Us encouraged customers to donate to the charity that will then deliver proceeds to the officer's children.

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