New York City’s Heartfelt Goodbye: NYPD’s Jason Rivera Posthumously Promoted by Police Commissioner

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By Jessica Easthope

The Funeral Mass for Officer Jason Rivera can be heard for blocks here in Midtown Manhattan. Within a week, the City of New York has been shaken by an ambush attack on two young officers. The shockwaves are reverberating around the country and within the NYPD as they lay one of their own, Jason Rivera, to rest. 

Midtown Manhattan came to a halt as thousands of police officers came to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to remember a young policeman gone too soon. 

At just 22 years old, Jason Rivera was one of two officers shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute.