Annual memorial honors fallen NYPD officer in Queens

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- An annual tradition honoring a fallen NYPD officer continued in Queens Wednesday.

A memorial was held for Officer Edward Byrne 32 years after his murder.

The 22-year-old officer was shot and killed while sitting in his police cruiser back in 1988.

Each year, a memorial is held at the spot in Jamaica where he was killed.

Byrne's murder sparked the city's war against the drug trade.

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