NEW YORK (AP) — Mourning New York police officers will give a final salute to a rookie colleague gunned down with his partner a week ago. A funeral Mass for Jason Rivera is planned Friday morning at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. At 22 years old, Rivera was recently married and barely into his second year on the force. He and his partner, Officer Wilbert Mora, were fatally wounded when a gunman ambushed them in an apartment as they responded to a family dispute. Both officers grew up in the city’s ethnic enclaves and had hoped to help the department build bridges with the community.
Photo: Police officers embrace after the remains of New York City Police Department Officer Wilbert Mora arrived at a funeral home in the Manhattan borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Officer Mora, who died Tuesday, was gravely wounded last week in a Harlem shooting that also killed his partner. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)