New York City Police Officer Jason Rivera was laid to rest today after his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
THOUSANDS of New York City Police Officers lined up outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral to pay their respect to the fallen police officer.
22-year-old Officer Jason Rivera and 27-year-old Officer Wilbert Mora were shot to death in the line of duty during a raid in Harlem late last week.
On Friday Officer Rivera’s widow Dominique Luzuriaga spoke at his funeral. She lambasted the dangerous New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg who allows criminals on the streets to terrorize the city.
Dominique Luzueriaga: I’m still lost. Today I’m still in this nightmare that I wish I never had, full of rage and anger, hurt, sad, and torn. Although I gained thousands of blue brothers and sisters, I’m the loneliest without you… Although you won’t be here anymore. I want you to live through me. The system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service. I know you were tired of these laws, especially from ones from the new DA. I hope he is watching you speak through me right now. (standing ovation)… I’m sure all of our blue family is tired too, but I promise your death won’t be in vain. We’ll take the watch from here.”
The audience gave her a standing ovation for a full minute.
RIP Officer Rivera.