The NYPD has announced funeral plans for Officer Brian Moore, the anti-street crime warrior who was shot in the face Saturday night in Queens and died Monday.
They are as follows:
- The viewing is scheduled for Thursday, May 07, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, 20 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY.
- The funeral will be Friday, May 08, 2015, 11 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 80 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY.
Moore was honored in a Times Square ceremony Wednesday for the start of the second annual National Police Week.
His picture is included on an electronic billboard that marks the more than 270 officers who died in the line of duty, CBS2 reports .
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the names of the officers who died this past year will be engraved in the National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The 25-year-old Moore is also being remembered with a growing memorial outside the 105th Precinct station house in Queens Village, where he worked.
On his death, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said this: “In his very brief career, he already proved himself to be an exceptional young officer ...I did not know this officer in person in life ... I’ve only come to know him in death.”
Meanwhile, Moore was also honored in a moving hometown salute Tuesday night on Long Island, where child relatives wore his shirts, hats, and jackets.
And at Citi Field, the Mets honored Moore before Tuesday’s game.
Moore, an O’s fan, had tickets for the game, reports The News , which wrote:
O’s slugger Chris Davis, Moore’s favorite player, signed a ball for the family. Davis later hit a homerun in the ninth inning of the Mets' 3-2 win.
“I said a little prayer before the game after finding everything out,” Davis said. “It’s just kind of heavy on my heart. If I could do something to honor him, whether it was something to help us win or a bright spot, I’m glad God came through.”
Veteran newsman John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro.US. Follow him on Twitter - @nyc_oz.