Police prepare Bronx church for slain cop's funeral

NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia 48 was shot and killed in the Bronx

The gathering Saturday night included colleagues of Police Officer Miosotis Familia and many from the Bronx neighborhood where she worked.

Mourners will gather at World Changers Church at 2417 Grand Concourse in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.

The NYPD had initially planned to retrofit only patrol cars with ballistic panels and bullet-resistant glass, but after the killing of Familia - a single mother of three - the department chose to safeguard the mobile command centers as well. Officer Miosotis Familia was struck in the head. Her funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Familia - a 12-year veteran and mother of three - was gunned down in cold blood by cop-hater Alexander Bonds just a few blocks away as she sat in an NYPD vehicle around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday the department plans to begin retrofitting 72 of the RV-like vehicles as a safety measure.

She leaves behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins.

There does not appear to be any connection between Familia and Bonds, police said. Familia was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died, Sgt. Brendan Ryan said.

We must resoundingly reject violence against our law enforcement officers and remember the dangers they face every day when they leave their own families to protect ours. Soon after, officers shot and killed the gunman after they say he drew a weapon on them.

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