Final salute to a hero: NYPD arrive by the thousands to honor fallen cop who was gunned down in cold blood - along with his rookie partner - in Harlem

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Thousands of NYPD police officers and dignitaries attended funeral Mass for Officer Jason Rivera at St Patrick's Cathedral on Friday Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan presided over Rivera's service, held in Spanish and EnglishMayor Eric Adams and Senator Chuck Schumer attended the somber event Rivera, 22, an NYPD rookie, and his partner, Wilbert Mora, 27, were fatally shot last Friday while responding to domestic call in Harlem Police say career criminal Lashawn McNeil, 47, opened fire on Rivera and Mora, before another officer returned fire and mortally wounded him Rivera died at the scene; Mora died in a hospital on Tuesday 

Police officers arrived by the thousands in their finest dress blues on Friday, as a light snow drifted under an overcast sky, to honor their murdered brother Officer Jason Rivera – during the first of two funerals that again brought sorrow to the New York Police Department.

Later, the bag pipes played outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as Rivera, 22, was given a final salute along Fifth Avenue.

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A week ago, Rivera and a partner, Officer Wilbert Mora, were fatally wounded on January 21 by a gunman who ambushed them in a hallway as they responded to a family dispute. Mora’s funeral is being held next week, also at St. Patrick’s.

Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan presided over Rivera’s service, held in Spanish and English in recognition of his Dominican heritage. Many of the city´s top leaders were attending, including Mayor Eric Adams and Senator Chuck Schumer. 

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Thousands of NYPD officers in their dress blues arrive at St Patrick's Cathedral on a snowy Friday morning to attended a funeral Mass for slain Officer Jason Rivera

Thousands of NYPD officers in their dress blues arrive at St Patrick’s Cathedral on a snowy Friday morning to attended a funeral Mass for slain Officer Jason Rivera

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Members of New York Police Department arrive to attend the funeral service, a week after Rivera and his partner, Wilbert Mora, were fatally shot in the line of duty

Members of New York Police Department arrive to attend the funeral service, a week after Rivera and his partner, Wilbert Mora, were fatally shot in the line of duty

Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was a rookie cop who had been on the force in New York City for less than a year

Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was a rookie cop who had been on the force in New York City for less than a year 

A pries hugs Dominique Rivera, the widow of Jason Rivera. In a touching tribute on Thursday, the 22-year-old woman called her husband of just three months her 'sweet angel'

A pries hugs Dominique Rivera, the widow of Jason Rivera. In a touching tribute on Thursday, the 22-year-old woman called her husband of just three months her ‘sweet angel’ 

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is seen comforting family members of the slain officer during his funeral Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is seen comforting family members of the slain officer during his funeral Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral 

A sea of blue fills the area outside the Roman Catholic cathedral on Fifth Avenue during Rivera's funeral

A sea of blue fills the area outside the Roman Catholic cathedral on Fifth Avenue during Rivera’s funeral 

Mourner Tracy Kelly cries as she arrives for Rivera's funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Mourner Tracy Kelly cries as she arrives for Rivera’s funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral 

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said flags at state buildings would fly at half-staff from sunrise the day of Rivera’s funeral until sunset the day of Mora’s funeral on Wednesday.

The officers came from near and far to honor Rivera, who, at age 22, was recently married and barely into his second year of service on the force.

“It doesn’t really matter what uniform we wear,” said Master Police Officer Tammy Russel. “We’re from Fairfax County, Virginia, but we’re here in New York City. These are all our brothers and sisters. … Sadness all around.”

Over the years, more than 500 New York police officers have died in gunfire, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

“It’s an emotional time,” said retired NYPD Officer Sean Flanagan, who played the bagpipes outside the cathedral. “We honor our own, we take care of our own.”

On Thursday, ordinary citizens joined thousands of uniformed officers at the cathedral for Rivera’s wake.

Patty Marsibilio, 61, traveled an hour by subway from the Bronx to pay her respects and pray for the safety of other New York City police officers.

“This is something that was so terrible,” she said. “He was 22 years old, married not even four months.”

An overhead view of members of the New York City Police Department arriving to St. Patrick's Cathedral for Rivera's funeral service on Friday

An overhead view of members of the New York City Police Department arriving to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Rivera’s funeral service on Friday

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives for the funeral of Officer Rivera at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a day after he attended the hero cop's wake

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives for the funeral of Officer Rivera at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a day after he attended the hero cop’s wake 

Throughout the week, friends and fellow police officers remembered Rivera and Mora as caring and dedicated. Both grew up in the city’s ethnic enclaves and, by many accounts, had hoped to help the department build bridges with the community.

The gunman, who was shot by a third officer, died earlier in the week. Authorities are still investigating why he fired at the officers.

Before Friday, the last NYPD officer killed in the line of duty was Anastasios Tsakos, who was struck by a suspected drunken driver in May 2021 while assisting officers at the scene of an earlier crash on a Queens highway.

The last NYPD officer fatally shot in the line of duty, Brian Mulkeen, was hit by friendly fire while struggling with an armed man after chasing and shooting at him in the Bronx in September 2019.

In 2015, Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed by a man riding a stolen bicycle in Manhattan and Officer Brian Moore died after he was shot by a man in Queens.

The year before, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot by a man who ambushed them as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

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