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In mourning yet again, NYC prepares to honor fallen officer

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jan 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-23 18:11:33-05

NEW YORK CITY, NY — A city reeling from a spate of violence is preparing to lay to rest a rookie police officer killed last week.

He's being hailed as an inspiration to his immigrant community, as investigators sought to make sense of a domestic dispute that left another officer “fighting for his life.”

Funeral services for 22-year-old New York City Police Officer Jason Rivera were being finalized Sunday.

Rivera and Officer Wilbert Mora were shot Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son.

Mora was wounded. The man police say shot them also was wounded. He has been identified as Lashawn McNeil.