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Body of slain NYPD hero Wilbert Mora arrived at Manhatten Funeral Home as hundreds of New York’s Finest lined the streets of the Big Apple

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The New Yorkers paid tribute to fallen NYPD officer Wilbert Mora killed in the line of duty this week, as his body was moved to an Upper Manhattan funeral home in a solemn ceremony.

Hundreds of the NYPD officers, including NYPD commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, lined the streets of New York City to salute the slain hero as a massive police motorcade escorted the body of 27-year-old Mora to the Riverdale Funeral Home.

Body of slain NYPD hero Wilbert Mora arrived at Manhatten Funeral Home as hundreds of New York’s Finest lined the streets of the Big Apple

The funeral service will be held Friday at 9 a.m.

According to the New York Daily News, a huge phalanx of NYPD officers and first responders lined shoulder to shoulder outside the coroner’s office on 30th Street.

“The whole world should be hurting right now,” one officer told The Post. “We are hurting, bleeding inside for our colleague.”

NYC mayor Eric Adams who is a retired police captain himself stood together with other cops at the funeral home where the hearse with Mora arrived at.

“Wilbert Mora truly was New York’s Finest,” Adams later said on Twitter. “And his death will not be in vain.

“To the men and women of the NYPD: I know the pain you and your families are feeling today,” the mayor wrote. “But I also know that your city is standing with you. And we always will.”

Officer Mora died four days after his officer partner, 27-year-old Jason Rivera, after he was unplugged from life support. Both were killed Friday while responding to a domestic call.

Wednesday night, hundreds of people attended a vigil for Mora and Rivera outside the 32nd Precinct. Fellow officers who worked together Mora remember their Brother in Blue as an always smiling young man.

“His smile lit up a room,” Officer Sterling Medina said to the crowd, referring to Mora, his close pal.

People from the community and the New York’s Finest with the members of FDNY came to the Harlem stationhouse to pay last tributes and to speak of 27 year-old fallen hero at the emotional event.

“His smile, his laugh changed everyone’s mood,” added Medina before breaking down in tears. “To know that we’re not gonna get that again, it hurts.”

 

Author: Usa Really