Fallen Officer’s Family Given $100,000 From 9/11 Hero Foundation

Fallen Officer’s Family Given $100,000 From 9/11 Hero Foundation

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While New York City may be grieving the recent loss of a police officer, a hero from the city’s past is forging an inspiring legacy of honoring the community’s civil servants.

48-year-old Officer Miosotis Familia of the NYPD was slain while on patrol in the Bronx last week, leaving her three children behind without a guardian.

The children will have a safe future, however, thanks to Stephen Siller – a firefighter who lost his life while saving others during the 9/11 attacks.

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The Tunnel to Towers Foundation that was set up in Stephen’s honor announced earlier this week that they would be donating $100,000 to the children. A donation page was also set up by the foundation for additional financial contributions.

Familia reportedly worked for the Red Cross and was a 12-year veteran of the police force. Her funeral, which took place earlier today, was crowded with coworkers, neighbors, city officials, and acquaintances who admired the officer’s sunny attitude.

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(Photo by NYPD / Tunnels to Towers Foundation)

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