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Fallen NYPD officer Jason Rivera given hero’s farewell at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
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Fallen NYPD officer Jason Rivera given hero’s farewell at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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The solemn funeral ceremony for fallen NYPD officer Jason Rivera was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday morning.

22-year-old NYPD rookie Rivera was killed in the line of duty last week responding to domestic call.

Thousands of police officers flooded the streets outside the Cathedral in Manhattan. The city officials, Mayor Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell also attended the ceremony that started at 9 a.m.

The ceremony is live-streamed for the rest of the public.

The New Yorkers also came to the church to honor and bid farewell the hero police officer.

“I just have to be here for him and his family,” Isaac Krinsky, 61, of the Lower East Side, told The Post. “He gave his life not just for me but for all New Yorkers. They put their lives on the line for all residents of the city and pay the ultimate price.” 

After the funeral service, the body of the slain officer will be transported for  private cremation ceremony at Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester County.

Thousands of mourners paid their respects during a public wake on Thursday when Rivera’s casket, wrapped in an NYPD flag, was escorted into the cathedral.

 

Author: Usa Really