STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ
"Our hearts are heavy this morning as we mourn the loss of New York City Police Department Officer Miosotis Familia. Officer Familia was a member of the 46th Precinct here in The Bronx who was shot and killed last night following an unprovoked attack.
"Officer Familia was a dedicated servant to our city, and the news of her passing is incredibly tragic. Please keep her family, friends and colleagues in the 46th Precinct and the entire police department in your prayers today during this difficult time," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
STATEMENT FROM IDC LEADER STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN
New York City lost a brave woman who for 12-years as an NYPD officer put her life on the line to protect all of us and keep us safe from harm. My deepest condolences go out to the family of Police Officer Miosotis Familia and her extended family in blue. This chilling, deliberate assassination of an officer on duty in The Bronx is a reminder of the risks our officers face every day while on the job.
Our city, our state, and our fellow New Yorkers mourn the death of Officer Familia, and we thank every member of the NYPD who puts themselves in harm’s way for doing their jobs to protect the public.
Statement from State Senator Marisol Alcántara
Police Officer Miosotis Familia died this morning serving her community and her country. She was a Dominican-American woman, a mother of three, a 12-year veteran of the force, a former nurse and a former Red Cross worker. She tended to her aging mother as well as her children. Everywhere she went, she served her community, whether through healing the sick or through keeping her neighbors safe as a member of the New York Dominican Officers Association. While attacking a police officer is always a fundamental breach of the rule of law and common decency, the unprovoked nature of this attack is especially disturbing. She deserved better, and I extend my condolences to her family, to The Bronx, to the New York Dominican community, to the city at large and to all who were touched by Officer Familia’s extraordinary life.
STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA
"I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Police Officer Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, who tragically passed away earlier today after being fatally shot in a heinous and senseless attack. This is another sobering reminder of the daily dangers faced by our men and women in blue while on duty.
Let's keep Officer Familia, her three beloved children, her loved ones and all members of our City's Police Department in our thoughts and prayers on this sad day. Today, without a doubt, our City has lost one of its Finest."
Statement by The Bronx Democratic Party
We are deeply saddened by the news of the fatal shooting that took the life an on-duty NYPD Officer. Miosotis Familia, 48, was a beloved mother of three and a 12 year veteran of the force who had just recently returned to full duty in the 46th Precinct last month.
Let this be clear, an attack on the NYPD is an attack on all of us, is an attack on our justice system.
The Bronx Democratic Party condemns the event that lead to the death of Officer Miosotis Familia as an affront to our City, the courageous force that is the NYPD and to all of our values. We join together with the NYPD and the rest of our community to mourn the senseless and tragic death of one of our own.
Statement from Assembly Member Michael A. Blake
“Today, we mourn the tragic death of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia and pray for her family as they cope with this terrible loss. Familia, a mother of three, was a 12 year NYPD veteran who kept our community safe until her life was taken in a horrific manner.
Senseless acts of violence like this one rock us to our core. No one should be subject to a merciless shooting. Once again, we have a sobering reminder of the need for gun reform, mental health awareness, and improved community and police relations in our country. Nothing should lead to this tragic level of violence. Whether it is an officer or a citizen, we all deserve to go home safely.
I commend the men and women of the NYPD for their swift response in taking out the assailant before he could cause further harm, and, I pray for the speedy recovery of the bystander who was shot in the exchange of fire.”
Statement from Assembly Member Victor Pichardo
“Officer Miosotis Familia was a 12 year veteran of the NYPD who proudly served in the Bronx and worked to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe. This tragic, senseless act of violence has no place in our society.
“To Officer Familia’s family, friends, and brothers and sisters in the NYPD and the 46th Precinct, including those who bravely responded to the call and prevented further loss of life, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers in this dark and horrific time.”
STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER JUMAANE WILLIAMS
"My prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Miosotis Familia, who was killed by senseless gun violence in the Bronx this morning. There is nothing that can be said or done to ease the pain after such a tragic and sudden lost.
"Police officers put their lives on the line everyday while working to ensure public safety. Regardless of the national discourse taking place around police-community relations, we must remember there are countless honest, well-intentioned police officers who wake up every day intending to do the best job they can for the people they have taken an oath to protect. Officer Familia woke up and got ready for work as she has done for years. It is with tremendous sadness that she will not be returning home.
"Unfortunately the seemingly unfettered access to guns and our penchant for violence continues to stain who we are as city, state and nation."