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Down: Miosotis Familia

Down: Miosotis Familia

2017-07-19

On July 5th, 2017, Detective Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in an ambush by Alexander Bonds. Bonds was shot and killed by police after murdering Familia. New York City police commissioner James P. O'Neill said in a message to officers that she was 'assassinated without warning, without provocation, in a direct attack on police officers assigned to safeguard the people of New York City."

Familia was the first female New York Police Department officer killed in the line of duty since the Sept. 11 attacks, and only the third female officer killed in a combat--type encounter in the department's history.

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