Vigil held on 1-year anniversary of officer’s slaying

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A candlelight vigil in Bergen Beach marked the 1-year anniversary of the shooting death of a rookie correction officer -- allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.

Alastasia Bryan, a 25-year-old officer known to friends and relatives as Stasi, was in her car on the way to work at Rikers Island when a gunman shot her five times.

Police have charged Keon Richmond, her 35-year-old former boyfriend, with murder. He also allegedly set the vehicle on fire to try and cover it up.

Richmond has a rap sheet that includes 30 prior arrests. One was for allegedly setting a different ex-girlfriend's car on fire.

He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted in Bryan's death.

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