Thousands expected to attend services for slain NYPD officer

Thousands expected to attend services for slain NYPD officer

Thousands expected to attend services for slain NYPD officer

Flower bouquets lined the sidewalk outside Familia's 46th Precinct stationhouse.

Family, friends and fellow officers will attend two wakes for NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, who was killed in an ambush shooting.

Thousands expected to attend services for slain NYPD officer

Mourners will gather at World Changers Church at 2417 Grand Concourse in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx. Her sister couldn't come to words, telling the crowd office Familia was a good person.

The 48-year-old was shot while sitting in the front passenger seat of a police RV stationed in the area as a result of a triple shooting in the area in March.

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She leaves behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl, the NY Daily News reports.

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Miosotis Familia was a 12-year veteran of the force and a mother of three.

Instead of charging customers for the special blue-colored bagels, Bagels R Us encouraged customers to donate to the charity that will then deliver proceeds to the officer's children.

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Her wake will be held at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. She said her sister always volunteered to work as much as she could.

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