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Rep. Meeks Statement on Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

July 5, 2017
Press Release
"I would like to thank all of the NYPD officers for their daily acts of courage, for they do not go unnoticed...

Rep. Meeks Statement on Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

New York, NY—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding the shooting of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017:

“I am heartbroken to learn of the shooting and death of New York Police Officer Miosotis Familia earlier this morning.  A veteran policewoman, Officer Familia devoted twelve years of service to the people and city of New York.

“This senseless act of violence constitutes an attack on the very people who protect and defend our communities every day.  I would like to thank all of the NYPD officers for their daily acts of courage, for they do not go unnoticed.

“On behalf of my family and the residents of New York’s Fifth Congressional District, I extend my sincerest condolences to Officer Familia’s family, friends, and colleagues as they cope with this devastating tragedy.”