Funeral in NYC for former NYPD officer killed in Texas

- 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

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