Viewings for Fallen NYPD Officer to Be Held Monday in the Bronx

Posted July 11, 2017

The line outside World Changers Church extends several blocks as people wait to pay respects to Police Officer Miosotis Familia (mee-oh-SOH'-tihs fuh-MIHL'-yuh).

New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was sitting in a marked police vehicle in the Bronx just after midnight when a man approached and fired a single shot through the window.

New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car

Services will being at 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m.to 9 p.m.

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.

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Officer Familia's funeral will take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the same church. It occurred while the slain officer, a 12-year veteran with the NYPD, was in a command vehicle with her partner in the Bronx. 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. Police shot and killed the gunman, Alexander Bonds.

Senate GOP officials on Monday said the funding would be used to retrofit 3,800 patrol cars and 72 command vehicles.

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A hospital spokesperson said St. Barnabas will fully cooperate in the investigation and said that all procedures were followed regarding its evaluation of Bonds during the time he was in its emergency room.

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