NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEW YORK) - It was an emotional scene in the Bronx where a vigil was held to honor the mother of three who was gunned down.
There was a large crowd gathered outside the 46th Precinct where officer Miosotis Familia worked.
NYPD officers, friends, family and residents of the Bronx gathered for a vigil on Saturday night to remember 48-year-old officer Miosotis Familia. Her sister couldn't come to words, telling the crowd office Familia was a good person.
“She was an exceptional person, and I know she's up there with God and with us," she said.
The mother of three was a police officer for 12 years, serving her community. She lived in the Bronx and dedicated her life to serving and protecting others.
On Wednesday officer Familia was ambushed while sitting in an RV-like mobile command center. She was killed execution style. Police said Alexander Bonds walked up to her window and shot her at point blank.
She leaves behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins.
Officer Familia’s wake will be held on Monday and she will be laid to rest on Tuesday.