Mass ceremony in Brooklyn held to honor heroes lost in the line of duty
Dozens of family members and NYPD officers came out to the 20th annual memorial Mass ceremony in Bensonhurst to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
A total of 123 brave men and women were honored at the ceremony, with officers reading each name of the heroes from South Brooklyn who died on the job dating back to the early 1900s.
“It’s hard to do these memorials because you remember people who died in the line of duty,” said Tatyana Timoshenko, who attended to honor her late sone Russel. “But at the same time, a celebration of their lives, memories, and it’s our honor also to be there for other families, supportive of each other.”
The ceremony, which took place at Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church, consisted of uniformed officers and loved ones joining together in prayer and song while taking a moment to reflect on the lives lost.