Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Miosotis P. Familia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Reflections for Detective Miosotis P. Familia

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 5, 2017

I am so sorry for this senseless loss of a fine Officer. My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the NYPD during this time of grief. May our Lord wrap His arms around you in Comfort. "Rest easy now. We've got it from here...."

Nancy Richarrds Aux. LEO (ret), Michigan

July 5, 2017

Officer Familia,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Ma'am.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

July 5, 2017

R.I.P. SISTER Familia!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

July 5, 2017

My sympathy to the family and the NYPD family. Rest In Heaven my Sister.

Retired Chief of Police Mark Macon
Town of Weldon North Carolina

July 5, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Familia. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

July 5, 2017

RIP Sister

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

July 5, 2017

Gods speed Officer Familia. Rest in peace in the arms of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.

Frederick Haas, Detective retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI.

July 5, 2017

Rest In Peace..........

John Ruth AEMD Comm. Specialist
LL EMS, Mesquite TX

July 5, 2017


Angela Hartgrove

July 5, 2017

My sincerest condolences for the tragic loss of Officer Familia. This is very hard to take being born in New York and having served with the Department for 16 years.
My thoughts and prayers are with my brothers and sisters at this very difficult time. As well as this officers family.

Rest in peace sister.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
former NYC Transit PD/NYPD

July 5, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 5, 2017

My condolences and prayers to Officer Familia and her family.

So very sad and words cannot describe feelings.

Love to your family !


July 5, 2017

Rest In Peace Officer Familia

Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC

July 5, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

July 5, 2017

God bless you Officer Miosotis Familia for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and to your brothers and sisters of the New York Police Department. Rest In Peace Sister, we have the watch now.

Officer Jim Drabos
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

July 5, 2017

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

July 5, 2017

Rest in peace Sister....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the NYPD during this very difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

July 5, 2017

I would like to send my prayers to the NYPD family and the 3 children of our fallen sister. Let them understand that they will never be alone.

Cpl Steven Bland
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

July 5, 2017

Thank you for your great service

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

July 5, 2017



July 5, 2017

From Los Angeles County, Please receive our deepest Condolences. We are deeply hurt with the lost of Officer Familia and her children having to endure such loss. God Bless each and everyone of you who understand the price of giving "your all" to protect those you serve and paying the Ultimate Sacrifice.

Esther Symonds Deputy Probation Officer
Los Angeles County Probation Department

July 5, 2017

You gave the ultimate sacrifice RIP sister, thanks forbyour service.

Officer Andrew Brown
Atlanta Police Department

July 5, 2017

God Bless you and thank you for your years of service Officer Familia. My prayers are with you, NYPD and your family. The loss of you is the result of another cowardly act on LEO's, which is an epidemic that angers me.

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ LEO's & NJSP

July 5, 2017

Rest in peace.

Victor Adams

July 5, 2017

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