Thousands Attend Funeral of NYPD Officer Omar Edwards

Thursday, June 04, 2009

In Bedford Stuveysant, Brooklyn thousands of police officers stand outside a Bedford Stuvesant church to pay their respects to slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards who was killed last week in what is being described as a friendly fire incident.

Outside Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church a gentle rain falls. Officer Edwards shooting has been classified as a line of duty death, which means he will receive an Inspector's funeral, the highest honor the department can bestow on a fallen comrade. Edwards, whose life ambition was to be a police officer, will be promoted posthumously to the rank of detective first grade, which will significantly increase the survivor benefits for his young family that includes his wife and two small boys. Edwards will be buried at St. Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale.

Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards
Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards
Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards
Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards
Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards
Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards
Funeral for slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards


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Comments [3]


Another black man killed by the police. Always a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Jun. 05 2009 09:34 AM
Larry Barnett

Friendly fire? The man lost his life in the line of duty while in chase of a crimminal and his fellow officers knew of this but yet a fellow officer shot him to death in that same line of duty there is alot about this that does not appear to be JUSTICE I will leave it to you to figure.

Jun. 05 2009 04:42 AM
Dr. C.A. Anderson

During this very delicate bereavement season for the Edwards family, we remember them fervently in our prayers and ask that the public continue his legacy of protecting and defending a city that mourns with his family

Jun. 04 2009 06:36 PM

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