Eulogy for a Police Officer


Last week, two cops were executed by a deranged man as they and a fellow officer went to investigate domestic abuse here in New York City. From The New York Post:

Authorities said the officers, along with a third cop, went to an apartment at 119 West 135th Street at around 6:15 p.m. after getting a call from a mother about needing help with her son, identified as 47-year-old Lashawn McNeil.

The woman “mentioned no injuries and no weapons,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig.

After speaking to the mom, two of the officers walked to the back of the apartment, down a narrow hallway toward a back bedroom.

That’s when McNeil swung the door open and fired, striking both officers, Essig said.

“He suddenly, without warning, opened fire on them,” shaken NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters.

When McNeil tried to flee, the third officer opened fire, striking him in the head and arm, police said. He was undergoing surgery late Friday.

Initially, only Jason Rivera died but, since the news article, Wilbert Mora has also succumbed to the injuries. This is on top of the wild west New York City has become in the last two years. Crime has become the topic of conversation, the fear that stalks every New Yorker now and limits going out and about the town. Well, this is what happens when criminals aren’t being prosecuted, and they suddenly realize it.

Today was Jason Rivera’s funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  He was only 22.  Here are three moving eulogies, from his wife, from the new mayor, Eric Adams, and from the new police commissioner.  The wife’s eulogy brought me to tears.  Toward the end she will reference the District Attorney who has declared he will be downgrading criminal charges and releasing criminals whenever he can.  His name is Alvin Bragg—trust me, he’s nothing to brag about—and he made the list of “rogue prosecutors” around the country backed by George Soros.  You can read about him if you wish at The Daily Signal.

Here is Dominique Luzuriaga eulogizing her husband.  They were married less than four months ago.

Mayor Adams.

And the new police commissioner, Keechant Sewell.

New York City after Rudy Giuliani was the safest big city in the United States. Until the Liberals got back in power.

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter

    America: where You’ll get arrested for not following mask mandates and They’re letting criminals out of prison so They don’t get covid.

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  2. La Tapada Member
    La Tapada

    The photos and videos of the amount of officers who came out to honor him are mind blowing.

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  3. Sandy Member

    Let us pray that Dominique Rivera’s words are heeded.  They could not have been stronger or more pointed. 

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  4. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
    Nathanael Ferguson

    Thank you, Mrs. Rivera. We can not comprehend your sorrow, but we are with you and we pray for you. 

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  5. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    The shooter, Mr. McNeil, lost his life in this incident. I’m not going to mourn his death. He has to hope that God will have more mercy for him than he was willing to give two NYPD officers.

    There are many different personalities in the roll call room. Be that as it may be, officers depend upon each other, and they know that they depend upon each other once they leave roll call.

    May Officer Rivera rest in peace, may Dominique Rivera find peace. May the officers from the 32 never forget her husband, and never forget to walk with his wife in the years to come.


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  6. Quietpi Member

    And Jen Psaki’s response? “Ridiculous.” 

    There’s something to her view.  Somebody in this time is certainly fit for ridicule.

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  7. Manny Member

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    And Jen Psaki’s response? “Ridiculous.”

    There’s something to her view. Somebody in this time is certainly fit for ridicule.

    When I saw her comment, I wanted to email her these videos.  

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