Detective Miosotis P. Familia

Detective Miosotis P. Familia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Miosotis P. Familia

Detective Miosotis Familia was shot and killed from ambush as she sat in a marked mobile command post vehicle at the intersection of East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in the Bronx.

As she sat in the vehicle at approximately 12:30 am a male approached and fired one shot through the window, striking Detective Familia in the head.

Officers responding to the call of an officer down confronted the male subject fleeing the scene. The officers shot and killed the subject in an exchange of gunfire.

Detective Familia had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 46th Precinct. She is survived by her three children.

Detective Familia was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 7370

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush

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I was grateful that the supreme sacrifice of both you and your family was recognized personally by President Trump at the 2018 Memorial Ceremony. He invited your whole family on stage which I had not seen happen before. So many wonderful things were said about you, and how you battled back after an earlier injury so that you could be on patrol again.

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Miodotis was killed.

To the Familia family, fellow officers, and all who call Miosotis beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Miosotis gave to her community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on July 5, 2017

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 30, 2018

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