During the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill delivered an emotional eulogy to a captivated audience and challenged anti-cop protesters.
Familia, a single mother of three, was assassinated by a deranged gunman, who shot her while she filled out paperwork in a police truck.
“So where were the demonstrations for this single mom, who cared for her elderly mother and her own three children?” O’Neill asked, receiving a standing ovation from those in attendance.Richard Drew/Pool/Getty Images
The NYPD commissioner went on to say there is “pain and sorrow” over Familia’s death, but there is “no outrage.”
“Because Miosotis was wearing a uniform? Because it was her job? I simply do not accept that,” he added. “Miosotis was targeted, ambushed, and assassinated. She wasn’t even given a chance to defend herself. That should matter to every single person who can hear my voice in New York City and beyond.”
O’Neill then asked the public to “make a commitment to support your police, to work with us” because as long as there is evil, Americans will need the police.
“To the men and women of the NYPD who bravely put on that uniform every day – and they do, it takes courage – and to all those who have come before us: Thank you for your dedication, your leadership, and your powerful example,” he concluded.