An outpouring of support from law enforcement agencies and elected officials across the Hudson Valley has been sent to the New York City Police Department following the murder of one of their officers early Wednesday while sitting in her patrol car.
The department announced that Police Officer Miosotis Familia died after being shot by a man who walked up to the car and shot the officer in the head, police said.
Familia, a mother of three, was a 12-year veteran of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx, the department said.
The man who gunned her down was later shot and killed by responding police officers, and a firearm was recovered, NYPD officials said.
"As we mourn the death of our officer, join us in sending her family and loved one's prayers and support," said department officials.
"Death penalty should be on the table for the assassination of police officers like Miosotis Familia, RIP, " tweeted Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. "God bless her & her family."
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano tweeted: "NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, fatally shot last night, leaves behind 3 children. Officer Familia & her family are in our thoughts & prayers"
The Ramapo Police Department posted on Facebook: "The members of the Ramapo Police Department extend our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of NYPD PO Miosotis Familia. PO Familia was shot and killed in the line of duty. May she rest in peace"
Stony Point Police said on Facebook: "Mourning with our NYPD comrades."
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro wrote on Facebook, "May God bless NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia - a mother of twins & 12 year veteran of the NYPD - her friends and family and all men and women in law enforcement."
The Beacon Police Benevolent Association said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Familia and to the NYPD today as they go through another horrible murder of a loved one, a mother, and a police officer."
And the Orangetown Police Department re-posted the NYPD announcement in an offer of support.
The Rockland County Sheriff's Office said: "Our deepest condolences to the family of PO Familia and our brothers and sisters in the NYPD."
Clarkstown Police Department posted: "Today we mourn the loss of one of NYPD's Finest, Police Officer Miosotis Familia, who was executed last night in the Bronx. We send our condolences to the family and the men and women of the New York City Police Department. May she rest in peace."
The Port Chester Police Department also offered their condolences: "Today we mourn the passing of NYPD officer Familia, who was murdered last night, while she was just doing her job...
Let's all take a moment out of our day and keep her family and the NYPD family in our thoughts and prayers..."
The New York State Police offered: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the NYPD and the friends and family of Police Officer Miosotis Familia."
Local fire departments also offered their sympathies including the Goldens Bridges fire unit in Lewisboro: "It is with deep sorrow we announce that NYPD Police Officer Miosotis Familia has died after being shot earlier this morning in the line of duty. Officer Familia, a 12-year veteran and assigned to the 46 Precinct in the Bronx, was shot in an unprovoked attack."
Croton Fire Department offered on Twitter: "On behalf of all of us at #crotonfire we offer our heartfelt condolences to the friends & family of Officer Miosotis Familia, from the 46th Precinct of the NYPD. She was murdered overnight last night by a thug with a known history of criminal behavior. May she rest in eternal peace! #backtheblue #nypd #supportlawenforcement."
Bedford Police stated, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the NYPD and the friends and family of Police Officer Miosotis Familia."
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