Vigil held for fallen NYPD officer Miosotis Familia

New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car

New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car

Thousands are expected to attend the wake and funeral services for the NYPD officer who was fatally shot in the Bronx.

Flower bouquets lined the sidewalk outside Familia's 46th Precinct stationhouse. Her sister said, "Miosotis was such a good person, a good mother, hardworking".

Two viewings for Officer Miosotis Familia will take place at World Changers Church in Grand Concourse.

New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car

Familia, 48, was shot in the head early Wednesday while sitting in a mobile command unit in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. It occurred while the slain officer, a 12-year veteran with the NYPD, was in a command vehicle with her partner in the Bronx. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.at the same church. She was [an] especially warm and erudite woman who fiercely loved her children and went to work every day proud to do her job, to protect us. The first one will be from 2 to 4 p.m., and the other from 7 to 9 p.m.

She leaves behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins. 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.

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito called it a "worthwhile investment", while State Senator Andrew Lanza said protection of police officers should be an "utmost priority".

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