New Yorkers line up for blocks to honor slain NYPD officer

New Yorkers line up for blocks to honor slain NYPD officer

Following the wake of Officer Miosotis Familia's - an NYPD female officer who died of a fatal gunshot wound - a local charity wanted to raise money for her three children.

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.

She leaves behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl, the NY Daily News reports.

The NYPD had initially planned to retrofit only patrol cars with ballistic panels and bullet-resistant glass, but after the killing of Familia - a single mother of three - the department made a decision to safeguard the mobile command centers as well.

Today (July 5), we join as New Yorkers with our hearts heavy and outraged at the cold-blooded assassination of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.at the same church.

New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car
Statement from the NYGOP on the Assassination of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

The service got underway at 8 p.m.at the 46th Precinct, where Familia worked for 12 years.

"We could have saved Officer Familia's life if we had bulletproof protection", he added.

"She was an exceptional person, and I know she's up there with God and with us", she said.

The gunman, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was shot and killed after he pulled a revolver on pursuing officers as he fled the scene of the shooting.

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