N NYPD OFFICER MIOSOTIS FAMILIA
Cop fatally shot on the job was beloved mother of twins
By Larry Celona July 5, 2017 | 8:16am | Updated
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The veteran NYPD officer who was assassinated in the Bronx early Wednesday was a mother of twins who had recently returned to work following an injury, sources told The Post.
Miosotis Familia, 48, had been out sick with a leg injury and only returned to full duty last month at the 46th Precinct, where she worked the midnight shift, sources said.
“She was quiet and very into her family,” a source said. “She adored her children. She was a good cop and well liked by everyone who worked with her.”
Familia, a 12-year veteran, was gunned down at 12:30 a.m. by Alexander Bonds, 34, while sitting in a police vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights.
Police officers and investigators gather around the bullet hole created from the shot that killed officer Miosotis Familia.Richard Harbus
Police union boss Patrick Lynch honored Familia as a hero Wednesday morning.
“Police officer Miosotis Familia, the mother of three, gave her life protecting a neighborhood that had been plagued by gang gun violence. Fully knowing the dangers that she faced, she suited up in uniform everyday and stood tall against those who threaten and terrorize the good folks of the Bronx,” the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said in a statement.
“Police officer Familia now joins the exclusive ranks of women who have heroically served and died in the line of duty. We will keep her in our hearts and minds as we do all of the women and men who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the city they loved.”
At a press conference around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Barnabas Hospital, Mayor de Blasio also lauded Familia.
“She was on duty serving this city, protecting people, doing what she believed in, and doing the job she loved,” de Blasio said. “And after this shocking and sudden attack, her fellow officers came to her aid immediately.”