Funeral services to be held Tuesday for NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

Friday, July 07, 2017 05:32PM
Jim Dolan reports on how NYPD officer Miosotis Familia will be remembered.


TREMONT, Bronx - Funeral arrangements have been announced for the New York City police officer shot to death while on duty early Wednesday.

The wake for Officer Miosotis Familia will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at World Changers Church in the Bronx.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the same church.

More details are posted on the funeral home's website.

Additionally, the 46th Precinct will be hosting a vigil for the officer Saturday night in front of the station house.

Officer Familia had three children, including a set of twins. The twins are 12 years old, and her oldest is 20. She was of Dominican descent and the youngest of four girls and two boys.
The 48-year-old was shot while sitting in the front passenger seat of a police RV stationed in the area as a result of a triple shooting in the area in March. She was a 12-year police veteran and worked out of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.
Statement from Officer Famila's daughter:
Daughter of Officer Miosotis Familia shares details on her mom

Police say she had no prior contact with gunman Alexander Bonds. 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.
Officer Familia grew up in the Bronx and lived in the Kingsbridge section.

A memorial has since been set up for Officer Familia outside the Bronx precinct where she worked:


Bonds had sought psychiatric treatment at St. Barnabas Hospital, but it is not clear whether he received it.

Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the case on his weekly radio show.

"We are trying to deepen our strategies for identifying those who are not getting mental health treatment, and may have any propensity to violence," said de Blasio. "We have an initiative called NYC Safe that is all about finding those people and getting them treatment. Bluntly, huge numbers of people in our society, in New York City and everywhere else are supposed to get mental health treatment and don't get it."

The city is spending more than $1 million to install bullet-proof plates and glass in the city's 72 mobile command centers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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