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Who was Jason Rivera; Huge crowds of friends, fellow officers, family members and other mourners paid their final goodbyes Friday

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Who was Jason Rivera? Why so many police personnel attend his funeral?

Ground Report | New Delhi: Who was Jason Rivera; Huge crowds of friends, fellow officers, family members and other mourners paid their final goodbyes Friday to a 22-year-old New York police officer who was shot and killed a week ago in Harlem.

On a frigid and cloudy day, thousands of people gathered at the iconic St. Patricia's Cathedral to say goodbye to young NYPD officer Jason Rivera, one of two officers who died after being ambushed while responding to a call from a domestic dispute. Jason Rivera was posthumously promoted to Detective First Grade during his funeral

Jason Rivera is the penultimate hero of the New York Police Department (NYPD). A great blue wave swept over Manhattan. Thousands of police officers mobilized to fire his partner, who died last week in a shooting in the Harlem neighbourhood. 

Penultimate because the scene will be repeated next Tuesday, in the same place, to say goodbye to Wilbert Mora, Rivera's partner who also died as a result of Lashawn McNeil's shots, who also fell for the replica of a third agent. The patrol went to McNeil's home because his mother called about her son's domestic violence.

The funeral was attended by all the authorities, with the governor of the state, Kathy Hochuly, the attorney general, Letitia James, the mayor Eric Adams, as well as the head of the NYPD, Keechant Sewell and several of his predecessors in office. Nor was Chuck Schumer, a senator from New York and head of the Democratic majority in that chamber, absent.

Who was Jason Rivera

Rivera, a 22-year-old rookie, got married last October. "My better half, as my mother-in-law used to call her, leaves me great empty healing. I love you very much, my little chick in heaven. We will see each other," Dominique Luzuriaga, the widow, said at her farewell.

He did not miss the opportunity to criticize the new Manhattan prosecutor, Alvin Bragg, who had preceded him with an emotional testimony. "I know you are tired of these laws," said the victim about the provision of bail for detainees. She said it addressing her husband, prostrate in the coffin. "Especially tired of the laws that come from the new prosecutor, we are no longer sure and I hope that now you see his words through me," she stressed. The brother of the deceased proclaimed: "I am very proud of my brother."

The emotion was overflowing inside the cathedral, where the authorities united with the relatives, and outside, it was filled with companions absolutely saddened by the loss, at a time when pistols and other weapons are lavished in the Big Apple. officers have been injured, as well as an eleven-month-old baby. The mayor announced a plan to eradicate the profusion of weapons in the streets after these two deaths.

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