New Yorkers line up for blocks to honor slain police officer

New York police officer shot while sitting in marked patrol car

Officials moved to approve the $4 million for bulletproof police vehicles after Officer Miosotis Familia was gunned down in the Bronx last week. Her sister said, "Miosotis was such a good person, a good mother, hardworking".

A New York Police officer was killed in what is being called in "unprovoked attack" while sitting in a marked patrol vehicle Wednesday morning.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.at the same church. She always was so happy to go to work. Statement from Officer Familia's daughter: Police say she had no prior contact with gunman Alexander Bonds.

"My goal as the Police Commissioner is to do whatever I can to protect and equip our police officers", said NYPD Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill. It occurred while the slain officer, a 12-year veteran with the NYPD, was in a command vehicle with her partner in the Bronx.

On July 1, Bonds' girlfriend took him to St. Barnabas for psychiatric treatment, and he was released that same day, Boyce said.

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.

On Friday, Familia's oldest daughter, Genesis Villella, 20, released a statement, "She was incredibly amusing".

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