Slain NYPD detective Miosotis Familia remembered 4 years after her death

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Monday, July 5, 2021
Det. Miosotis Familia remembered 4 years after murder
The NYPD paid tribute to Det. Miosotis Familia four years after her murder.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- NYPD officers remembered Detective Miosotis Familia during their morning roll call on Monday, four years after her murder.

The 48-year-old mother of three was shot just blocks away from the 46 Precinct on July 5, 2017 -- assassinated while sitting in a mobile command unit with her partner.

Officers confronted the shooter and fatally shot him.

The NYPD posted a photo of officers remembering Familia during their roll call as a photo of her hung on the wall.

Last year, her former precinct in the Bronx held a memorial to honor and remember Familia. Her daughter Genesis had said the pain of losing her mom is still very raw.

"Anyone who knew her knew that she loved her family and she loved her friends," her daughter Genesis said. "And that's not only her blood-related family but also her blue family as well. My mom loved being a cop she loved every part of it."

A mural depicting Familia was unveiled in 2019. It was specifically placed on the side of the precinct to watch over and "smile down" on the officers stationed there.

In 2018, the street outside of the 46th Precinct was renamed in her honor during a ceremony.

She is survived by her daughter Genesis and 15-year-old twin siblings Delilah and Peter Vega.

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Peter looked at Lisa and asked if she would marry him. What Peter didn't remember was that they were already married.


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