Another Police Officer Assassinated

by ALADS Board of Directors
New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia
On July 5, 2017, New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia
was assassinated while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx. This cold-blooded murder of police officers, killed simply because they were wearing a police uniform, has occurred far too often in the past three years.

In 2014, NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were assassinated in Brooklyn while seated in their patrol car. In 2016, cold-blooded ambush killings of police officers occurred in Dallas where police officers Brent Thompson, Michael Krol and Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa, Corporal Lorne Ahrens and Sergeant Michael Smith were assassinated in an ambush. Ten days later in Baton Rouge , Louisiana Deputy Brad Garafola and Officers Matthew Gerald and Montrell Jackson were ambushed and murdered. Then in November in Iowa , Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin were ambushed and murdered while sitting in their patrol cars.

We repeat those names because few people outside of the loved ones and agencies of those we list above even know their names, unlike those who may have been killed during a police shooting. While there won't be any marches or protests for the murder of Officer Familia, we can't say it any better than United States Senator Tom Cotton comments :

"The only thing Officer Miosotis Familia could be accused of doing was protecting the community she served-until the very end. This was an especially senseless and wanton murder. And it shows how much we owe the men and women in blue, who spent their holiday weekend working while the rest of us celebrated, and how much we need to push back against the toxic forces that demean and defame police work."

We extend our condolences to Officer Familia's family and her fellow officers of the New York City Police Department.

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