Thousands attend funeral for fallen NYPD officer
Thousands came together Friday for the funeral of the NYPD officer who was shot last weekend.
Officer Brian Moore was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective by NYPD Commissioner William Bratton during his funeral at St. James Church in Seaford, located on the South Shore of Long Island. Moore, 25, was shot Saturday in Queens Village as he was trying to question a man about a gun. He died Monday.
An estimated 30,000 officers, from as far away as Canada, Florida, California and Texas, showed up to support the slain officer. Police officers from Ossining, Yonkers, White Plains and other Hudson Valley areas were also among them.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was among the mourners, taking notice of Moore's bravery and police bloodline.
"He was brave for sure, but his bravery was matched by his compassion, and he came by it from his family. It was in his DNA," said de Blasio.
In his homily, NYPD Chaplain Robert Romano praised the 25-year-old as a true American hero who always smiled and cared deeply for his family.
Moore was laid to rest at a private burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Moore had 150 arrests in just five years on the job and had earned several meritorious service medals.