NYPD Provides Escort for Body of Slain Rookie Officer Jason Rivera

Police officers lined streets in Manhattan on Sunday morning, January 23, as the body of rookie NYPD officer Jason Rivera, fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Harlem on Friday night, was escorted to a funeral home.

Aerial video taken by the NYPD Special Ops shows the procession passing between lines of police officers as Rivera’s remains were transported to Riverdale Funeral Home in his home neighborhood of Inwood, Manhattan.

Rivera, aged 22, had joined the police department in 2020, the NYPD said.

A second officer, 27-year-old Wilbert Mora, was shot during the same incident and remained in critical condition, according to local media citing police.

The suspect in the shootings, identified as Lashawn McNeil, was shot and wounded by another officer who responded to the domestic violence call, police said. Credit: NYPD Special Ops via Storyful