Slain NYPD cop Brian Moore honored with memorial service at National Arts Club

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This article originally appeared in The New York Daily News

Police officers from the 105 Precinct attended a memorial for slain cop Brian Moore on Thursday.
KENDALL RODRIGUEZ/KENDALL RODRIGUEZ Police officers from the 105 Precinct attended a memorial for slain cop Brian Moore on Thursday.

Slain NYPD police officer Brian Moore was honored at a somber memorial service Thursday in Manhattan — one month after his tragic death.

Cops from across the city filled the halls and ornately decorated rooms of the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park to share stories and pay tribute to their fallen brother in blue.

“He was mature beyond his years, especially when it came to the job,” Moore’s partner of five months, Officer Erik Janson said. “He was as smart as an old veteran. He had great eyes, he caught everything.”

Brian Moore
Brian Moore

Moore and Janson were driving through Queens Village May 1 when they spotted a man “adjusting an object in his waistband,” police said.

Career criminal Demetrius Blackwell, 35, whipped out a gun and squeezed off at least two rounds, striking the young cop in the cheek, cops said. Moore died two days later.

The event organizer Arlene Harrison, president of Gramercy Park Block Association, said Thursday’s get together was a show of support and unity between the community and the NYPD.

“Since 9/11, the bonds we formed with the NYPD have become permanent and their family has become our family,”she said. “When they mourn an NYPD family member, our community family mourns with them.”

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Author: sabrinacaserta

Sabrina Caserta, born and bred in Bronx, New York, is a freelance reporter whose work has appeared in the New York Daily News and Street Sense- a homeless-run street paper located in the District. As a member of Roger Williams University’s class of 2016, Sabrina studied Journalism and Political Science. This fueled her passion for social justice reporting, including issues of homelessness, institutionalized racism, poverty, education and the environment. She also served as the Project Director of the nation-brand initiative, The Re:Imagine Jamaica Project, and as a Resident Assistant for three years. As an avid reader, health enthusiast and travel addict, Sabrina enjoys yoga, cooking and writing in her spare time. She aspires to one day be an investigative journalist and travel the world. Twitter: @sabrinacaserta Email: sabcaserta AT gmail DOT com

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