Readers Write: Officer’s fatal shooting a time to reflect on the finest


NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was murdered by Alexander Bonds in the Bronx in the line of duty — (Bonds) was killed himself.

She was killed because she was a police officer.

I find this most appalling crime that should not have happened.

This demented individual forgot officer Familia was out there protecting all persons, including Bonds, who had a history of criminal activities.

Here was a police officer who was dedicated to her three children and the community, which she served with pride and dedication.

Familia worked for the Red Cross and also as a nurse before starting her career with the NYPD.

It is a sad state of affairs where those who protect us are losing their lives across the country at an alarming rate by those who have no regard for law and order.

These police officers go out everyday trying to do what is right by protecting life and property and yet don’t know if they will return home or unharmed.

Let me also point out in my opinion that the anti-cop rhetoric that spread vilification of cops as racist killers is just wrong.

Like, for example, the Black Lives Movement that not only jeopardizes police officers but all men, women and children who depend on their protection.

In closing, let me offer my heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Familia and all those fellow officers who will miss her as well.

I also offer my prayers for the safety of all law enforcement officers nationwide at this most troubling of times.

May God bless and protect all those who are dedicated to protecting us and all we hold most dear.

Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.



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