NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Former New York City Police Officer David Hofer was eulogized during a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral Monday.
Hundreds of police officers from several departments lined Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for a farewell salute. Several thousand mourners -- including NYPD officers in dress uniform -- prayed before his cremated remains.
Monsignor Robert Ritchie, who presided over the Mass, summed up Hofer's life in three words from the pulpit: "Respect, honor, love."
The 29-year-old Brooklyn native was killed last Tuesday while responding to reports of shots fired in a Euless, Texas park.
As Hofer and his partner approached, the gunman opened fire, striking and killing Hofer. His partner returned fire, killing the gunman.
Hofer was a 2008 graduate of New York University who served in the NYPD for five years before joining the Euless Police Department in 2014.
A public memorial was held in Texas over the weekend.
Hofer's body was flown to New York on Sunday.
With the Associated Press