New York Daily News

July 8, 2017, 11:08 PM

  

 

Bronx vigil for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia draws hundreds

AARON SHOWALTER

Hundreds gathered outside a Bronx stationhouse to mourn Miosotis Familia. (ANGUS MORDANT/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Hundreds of cops and private citizens massed outside a Bronx precinct stationhouse Saturday night to mourn the loss of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia.

“We owe it to Officer Familia to never forget,” said Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen, Bronx borough commander.

Rows of flower bouquets from more than a dozen police precincts and officer organizations lined the sidewalk outside Familia’s 46th Precinct stationhouse.

Familia, 48, was executed by a deranged gunman on July 5 as she sat in an NYPD mobile command post stationed on one of the Bronx’s most dangerous blocks. (ANGUS MORDANT/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Inspector Phillip Rivera, her commanding officer, called out the names of Familia’s three children and lauded her “patience” and “graciousness.”

Familia, 48, was executed by a deranged gunman last Wednesday as she sat in an NYPD mobile command post stationed on one of the Bronx’s most dangerous blocks.

Inspector Phillip Rivera, her commanding officer, called out the names of Familia’s three children. Here, Familia is pictured with her 12-year-old twins. (OBTAINED BY DAILY NEWS)

Her assassin, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was killed in a shootout with police.

“On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone,” said Familia’s sister Adriana Sanchez.

“She always volunteered to work as much as she could, and it was always all for her kids.”