Police officers attended another funeral yesterday. Nineteen year old Eugene Marshalik was killed, along with his partner, when the 2 unarmed auxiliary cops confronted a gunman in Greenwich Village last week. WNYC's Collin Campbell reports.
REPORTER: A day after Mayor Bloomberg, the police commissioner and thousands of cops marched in the St. Patrick's Day parade, the NYPD's bagpipers played a dirge on Sunday. Marshalik was a volunteer, but he was given a full police funeral, as 6 of his non-auxiliary colleagues carried his coffin into a gray hearse on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Officer Nelida Flores was the supervisor for the 2 young volunteers killed. She spent her weekend attending both of their funerals.
FLORES: Eugene was part of our unit for like a year and he was very active in the unit. We were a big, happy family. They were like my kids and we're going to miss them.
REPORTER: Marshalik was a Russian immigrant and NYU student, who wanted to go to law school and become a prosecutor. He was buried Sunday on Long Island. For WNYC, I'm Collin Campbell.