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Hundreds pay tribute to slain New York City police officer

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a New York City police officer shot and killed while sitting inside her police vehicle last week.

The gathering Saturday night included colleagues of Police Officer Miosotis Familia and many from the Bronx neighborhood where she worked.

Police say a deranged man shot through the window just early Wednesday morning. Officer Miosotis Familia was struck in the head. Soon after, officers fatally shot the gunman after they say he drew a weapon on them.

Flower bouquets lined the sidewalk outside Familia’s 46th Precinct stationhouse.

Familia’s sister, Adriana Sanchez, thanked those who attended the gathering. She said her sister always volunteered to work as much as she could.

The slain officer is survived by three children, including 12-year-old twins.

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