Detective Miosotis P. Familia

Detective Miosotis P. Familia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 7370

Incident Details

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


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It has been two years now since that tragic incident. It seems as if it happened yesterday.
This was something that made people stop for a moment, and think how vulnerable anyone is. Atacking an police officer in the service of her duties. Makes you think of the evil that is around us. She was suppose to go home that night after her tour of duty, and be with her three children. That never happened that night because of a crazed and evil person engulfed with hate. The unpredictability of our chosen profession is astounding. Miosotis died doing what she loved...being an NYPD police officer.
Rest in peace my are not forgotten by all those who loved you, and the mentioning of your name to keep your memory alive always.
May your loving children and family always know that you are a hero and were a member of the NYPD, and that this city owes you a great gratitude for your service and sacrifice. Until the day we meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 5, 2019

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