Wake services to begin for NYPD officer fatally shot in the Bronx

11 July, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car

New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia was shot in the head last week through the window of police vehicle that was parked in Brooklyn.

Mourners will gather at World Changers Church at 2417 Grand Concourse in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.

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On Friday, Familia's oldest daughter, Genesis Villella, 20, released a statement, "She was incredibly amusing".

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. Her funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday. She was shot and killed while sitting inside her police vehicle last week.

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Familia is a 12-year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and a mother of three.

Bonds' girlfriend had actually called the police two hours before the shooting to say that Bonds was acting erratically; as NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce put it, "She specifically said he was unarmed and acting a little off, but he was harmless". She said her sister always volunteered to work as much as she could.

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The New York state Senate has secured $4 million in this year's budget to retrofit the New York Police Department's vehicles with bullet-resistant glass and armor.

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