NYC Honorary Street Names


Detective Miosotis Familia Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Ryer Avenue and East 181st Street
Honoree: Miosotis Familia (1969-2017) worked as a nurse at NYU Langone Medical Center and as a medical assistant for the Red Cross before joining the NYPD in 2005. She was assigned to the 46th Precinct. Detective Familia was shot in an unprovoked ambush attack as she sat in a police vehicle on East 183rd St. and Morris Avenue. Her assailant, an ex-convict with a history of mental illness, was later killed in a shootout with officers attempting to apprehend him. Detective Familia was the first female NYPD officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11 and only the third female officer killed in a combat-type encounter in NYPD history. (Torres)

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