NYPD Memorial Mass Remembered Officers Lost to COVID

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New York’s finest are praying for their fellow officers who were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Memorial Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan remembered and honored 46 brave men and women who returned to the Lord. The service had limited seating due to the pandemic and social distancing restrictions.

In attendance was Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea.

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio talk about how the force has stuck together through these tough times.

“They often say the NYPD is a family,” says Cardinal Dolan, “and sometimes that seems like a cliche, but when you see something like this, you know that it’s not, they are a family.” 

Bishop DiMarzio says the families were given comfort and consolation.

“That’s what our remembrance is about,” says Bishop DiMarzio, “We don’t forget. We don’t forget our loved ones. We don’t forget those who served the city. We want to honor them and we have done that today.”

Cardinal Dolan and Bishop DiMarzio also blessed the medallions that were handed out to those families.