Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a New York City police officer shot and killed while sitting inside her police vehicle last week.
The gathering Saturday night included colleagues of Police Officer Miosotis Familia and many from the Bronx neighborhood where she worked.
Police say a deranged man shot through the window just early Wednesday morning. Officer Miosotis Familia was struck in the head. Soon after, officers fatally shot the gunman after they say he drew a weapon on them.
Flower bouquets lined the sidewalk outside Familia's 46th Precinct stationhouse.
Familia's sister, Adriana Sanchez, thanked those who attended the gathering. She said her sister always volunteered to work as much as she could.
The slain officer is survived by three children, including 12-year-old twins.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.