Street outside the 46th Precinct in the Bronx renamed for slain officer Miosotis Familia.

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Slain NYPD Officer Honored With Street Renaming

July 05, 2018 - 8:10 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The street outside the 46th Precinct was renamed in honor of slain NYPD officer Miosotis Familia on Thursday.

A memorial Mass was held Thursday morning a year after her murder.

The Mass was held at the World Changes Church on Grand Concourse near E. 184th Street. 

An NYPD procession along the Grand Concourse led her loved ones from the service to the 46th Precinct Stationhouse where a black sleeve was removed from a street sign to reveal Familia's name.

"A guardian angel for the people of this community, and a guardian angel for her family as well," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

At midnight Wednesday, the NYPD marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination with a candlelight vigil in the Bronx.

Familia, 48, had been sitting in a mobile command center in Fordham Heights when ex-con Alexander Bonds approached the vehicle and shot her in the head just after midnight on July 5.

Bonds was shot and killed by responding officers.

Familia’s family, including her three children, gathered outside the 46th Precinct station house on Ryer Ave. for the emotional vigil.

Familia's daughter, Genesis Villella, 21, was very emotional when she talked about her mother at the midnight vigil. 

“I hope one day everyone, not just people in the job, everyone can have the same positive outlook on life," she said.