Upd.: July 8, 2017 | 11:02pm     


Hundreds gather for murdered NYPD cop’s wake

By Elizabeth Rosner, Priscilla DeGregory and Max Jaeger

The wake was held at the World Changers Church. Matthew McDermott

Hundreds of friends, relatives and fellow Finest mourned assassinated Police Officer Miosotis Familia at her wake in The Bronx on Monday.

The line stretched down Grand Concourse to get inside the World Changers Church, where the fallen hero lay in an open casket dressed in her NYPD uniform and holding a single blue rose.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to be here,’’ Police Commissioner James O’Neill said. “But it’s great” that so many people turned out.

NYPD Inspector Philip Rivera, Familia’s commander at the Bronx’s 46th Precinct, called her “a beautiful person” and “an asset to the department.”

A local resident said she used to see Familia walking the beat daily and said she would be remembered for her friendly nature.

“I saw her every morning, and she always said hello,” the woman said. “I heard the shots [the night she was killed] and didn’t think much. When I saw her picture, I was just devastated. It really hurts.”

Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, actor Tony Danza and Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch also paid their respects.

About 30 church volunteers handed out tissues to tearful mourners as they left the viewing area.

Familia, a single mother of three, was gunned down in cold blood by cop-hating Alexander Bonds, 34, while she sat in a mobile police command vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. on July 5.

Bonds was later shot dead by police as they tried to apprehend him.

Familia, a Bronx native, joined the force to give back to her hometown, her eldest daughter, Genesis Villella, 20, has told The Post.

Villella and her 12-year-old twin siblings, Delilah and Peter, called their mom “Superwoman because she did everything and took care of us,” the daughter said in an exclusive interview in Monday’s paper.

Earlier Monday, Mayor de Blasio — fresh off his trip to Germany — visited Familia’s family. He had been blasted for skipping town last week to fly overseas to protest at the G-20 Summit.

Familia’s funeral is Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church, which is located at 2417 Grand Concourse.