Dozens of Connecticut law enforcement officers, including 25 state troopers, traveled to New York Tuesday for funeral services of a fallen NYPD officer.
Miosotis Familia, 48, was killed last week when a gunman walked up to the RV-like command post she was sitting in and shot her in the head.
Familia had a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. She was also caring for her 86-year-old mother.
“No matter what agency you work for, we’re all brothers and sisters. Today we are here to show our respects for a fallen family member,” said Lt. Eric Peck, a Connecticut State Police trooper who attended the funeral.
Peck said Familia’s death reminds police just how dangerous their jobs can be. “It’s a very dangerous business. I’ve been doing this for a long time, a lot of us have been doing this for a long time. Sometimes we take our safety for granted. But it’s definitely a solemn reminder,” Peck said.
Familia’s commanding officer said she was a true asset to the department, a beautiful person inside and out who always had a smile on her face.
Familia began her career as a police officer in 2005 in the Bronx precinct where she was killed.