NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remembered By Thousands Of Fellow Officers At Funeral Service



Five days after his partner, New York Police Department Officer Jason Rivera, was laid to rest, the family of NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora gathered to say goodbye.

New York City streets and the pews of St. Patrick's Cathedral were packed with mourners celebrating and honoring the life of the fallen 27-year-old. Mora was killed in the line of duty after responding to a domestic violence call in Harlem.

"An ocean of officers shouldn't have to line streets for the second time in five days to [mourn] the appalling loss of a 27-year-old son and brother, gathered in and around a place that so grandly represents the enormity of faith," NYC Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at the service.

Wilbert Mora's older brother, Wilson Mora, delivered a heartfelt eulogy to applause.

"I love you, baby bro, and I will always miss you," he shared.

Wilbert Mora was the first in his family to join the NYPD and had been on the force for four years at the time of his death. He was upgraded posthumously to detective first grade.

"Officer Wilbert Mora was the first in his family to join a profession that asks courageous men & women to leave their loved ones to protect someone else's — just as Wilbert and Jason did when they sacrificed their lives. It's my honor to promote Wilbert to Detective First Grade," the police commissioner tweeted.

Heroic even in death, the fallen officer was registered as an organ donor. His organs are giving five different people a second chance at life.






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