Thousands Attend Funeral for Slain NYPD Officer Randolph Holder

An estimated 20,000 fellow officers, friends, and loved ones poured into the streets of New York to honor fallen NYPD Officer Randolph Holder on Wednesday. 

Bill Bratton, Chief of the New York Police Department, called Holder a "hero" as he addressed the assembled crowd at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens. 

"We send you on your new assignment, to be a guardian ­angel at the gates of heaven," said Bratton.

Officer Holder was shot and killed last week while in pursuit of a robbery suspect. 

Mary Muhammad, Holder's fiancé, addressed the crowd and spoke of the pain of losing a loved one but remembered her fiancé as a hero. "To simply wear the uniform of an officer is an act of courage," she said.


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