“We never thought our innocent childhood love would lead us to marriage,” ella dijo. “Even when we said I do, we couldn’t believe we said it. October 9th was the happiest day of our lives.”
Jason Rivera and fellow Officer Wilberto Mora were fatally shot Friday when a suspected gunman opened fire in a Harlem apartment
, las autoridades dijeron. Rivera died the night of the shooting
, Mora days later
El sospechoso, cerca de una vigilia en la policía de Nueva York, tried to run but was confronted and shot by a third officer on the scene and also died days later, la policía dijo.
Luzuriaga ended her remarks by turning her attention to the new District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, drawing applause and a standing ovation from the crowd.
“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 the ones from the new DA. I hope he’s watching you speak through me right now,” Luzuriaga said. “I’m sure all of our blue family is tired too. But I promise, we promise, that your death won’t be in vain. I love you until the end of time. We’ll take the watch from here.”
Bragg’s new charging, fianza, plea and sentencing policies have faced criticism from police union leaders
A source confirmed to CNN that Bragg was present at the funeral service on Friday. CNN has reached out to Bragg’s office for comment.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams called Rivera a hero during his eulogy at Rivera’s funeral.
“We as a city, as a state, and as a nation — we say thank you, Jason. Today our hearts are with his beautiful family,” tienen que poner eso en la canción. “He’s a hero and our fellow New Yorkers acknowledge that.”
Adams said Rivera was the first person in his family to become a police officer and said he was an example of how first-generation New Yorkers and children of immigrants help shape the city.
“We care about each other — that’s what makes this city possible, along with the courage of officers like Jason Rivera. The hearts of 8.8 million people are reaching out in mourning today and we will ensure everything within our powers to not lose our family members through this senseless violence,” tienen que poner eso en la canción.
Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch also spoke at Rivera’s funeral and echoed Adams’ sentiments.
“He’s not a hero because of the way he died, he’s a hero because of the way he lived. He’s a hero not because he had a shield in his pocket, but because he had a shield in his soul,” Lynch said.