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

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

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

She was so passionate about her work.

NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday the department plans to begin retrofitting 72 of the RV-like vehicles as a safety measure.

The 48-year-old officer and mother of three was shot and killed Wednesday morning as she sat in a mobile command unit. She said he had paranoid schizophrenia, and a search of his home after the shooting found medication, but it is unknown if he had been taking them.

Bonds, who investigators do not think knew Familia, was confronted by officers less than a block away and fatally shot. The hospital said that staff followed procedure and that Bonds was released after eight hours.

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

"We never forget. We owe it to police Officer Familia and her wonderful family to never forget her and always honor her", Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen, Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Bronx, said at the candlelight vigil.

Familia, a 12-year member of the department, died July 5 in the Bronx and left behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins. She was so stunningly attractive and always had a piece of wisdom to share with us.

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

Family and friends will be gathering at World Changers Church on Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

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