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Funeral Mass for NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Held at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Spencer PlattPriests sprinkle holy water on the casket of fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera during his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on January 28, 2022 in New York City. The 22-year-old NYPD officer was shot and killed on January 21 in Harlem while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Rivera’s partner, Officer Wilbert Mora, also died from injuries suffered in the shooting.

The child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Rivera sought to improve the relationship between his community and the police.