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Police prepare Bronx church for slain cop's funeral

Mayor de Blasio was met with the backs of hundreds of NYPD cops when he spoke at the funeral for slain Officer Miosotis Familia Mayor de Blasio was met with the backs of hundreds of NYPD cops when he spoke at the funeral for slain Officer Miosotis Familia
Derrick Tucker | 11 July, 2017, 00:50

Family, friends and colleagues will begin saying their final goodbyes to an NYPD officer killed in the line of duty.

A portrait of slain New York police officer Miosotis Familia is placed on a podium before a tribute in her honor at the New York police department's 46th Precinct in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, July 8, 2017.

The funeral will be held at the church Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. More details are posted on the funeral home's website.

We must resoundingly reject violence against our law enforcement officers and remember the dangers they face every day when they leave their own families to protect ours.

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Familia, 48, was shot as she sat inside an NYPD mobile command unit at Creston Ave. and E. 183rd St.in the Bronx. She was a 12-year police veteran.

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". Familia's sister, Adriana Sanchez, thanked those who attended the gathering.

"She was an exceptional person, and I know she's up there with God and with us", she said. He fled the scene, but police caught up to him a block away and shot and killed him when he turned with a gun in his hand.

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