Funeral for NYPD cop from White Plains draws unwanted Hollywood attention

The parents of the NYPD officer who was shot in a friendly fire incident expressed their disapproval Thursday over the Hollywood fanfare at their son's funeral Monday. Among the thousands who came to

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2006, 12:45 AM

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Funeral for NYPD cop from White Plains draws unwanted Hollywood attention
The parents of the NYPD officer who was shot in a friendly fire incident expressed their disapproval Thursday over the Hollywood fanfare at their son's funeral Monday.
Among the thousands who came to pay their respects to 24-year-old Eric Hernandez, of White Plains, were actor Colin Farrell and a Hollywood film crew. Hernandez's parents say they didn't have prior notice that Farrell would be there nor did they give the go ahead for the crew to film portions of the funeral procession for the upcoming movie 'Pride and Glory.'
The film's producers say they were planning to include a tribute to Hernandez at the end of the film as well as pay for his headstone. But Hernandez's father says that?s news to him, adding that he will pay for the headstone himself.
Hernandez, who was mistakenly shot by a fellow officer in January after being attacked by six men inside a fast-food restaurant in the Bronx, was buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.
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