By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Gainesville officers to attend slain NY officers funeral
Placeholder Image

Two members of the Gainesville Police honor guard are attending the funeral of a slain New York officer Tuesday.

A viewing for Officer Miosotis Familia was held Monday at World Changers Church in the Bronx. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the same place.

The 48-year-old Familia was ambushed Wednesday while sitting in an RV-like mobile command center. Alexander Bonds walked up and blasted a single round from a .38-caliber revolver through the passenger-side window. He was later killed by police.

JetBlue covered the expense for the Gainesville officers traveling to New York.

Familia was a police officer for 12 years and a mother of three children. Her friends and colleagues described her as a kind, caring person and a top-notch police officer.

Regional events