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NYPD partners with run club to honor fallen detectives Jason Rivera, Wilbert Mora

It has been two months since NYPD detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora were shot and killed in Harlem. Now, the run club Detective Rivera was part of has partnered with the NYPD to host a memorial 5K in their honor.

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2022, 2:30 AM

Updated 823 days ago

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It has been two months since NYPD detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora were shot and killed in Harlem. Now, the run club Detective Rivera was part of has partnered with the NYPD to host a memorial 5K in their honor. 
Jason Rivera, aka Tata, was an NYPD detective but also a beloved member of the Dyckman Running Club. 
Caesar Baez is one of the founding members of the Dyckman Running Club. He says there was still a relatively small group when Rivera asked to join them. 
"He saw us running La Marina and was like 'Hey guys, can I run with you guys?' And you know the rest is history,” said Baez. 
They say it was his dream to become an NYPD officer because he wanted to make a difference and improve the relationships between the community and the NYPD. 
When Rivera was killed alongside his partner Mora, they say they were devastated. 
Eloy Suarez is an NYPD officer and also a member of the NYPD Running Club who is helping them organize the 5K. He says he never got to meet Rivera, but that he saw himself in him and wanted to help. 
"He was working hard to get on to become a police officer. he fulfilled that dream and he wanted to continue that dream by being a kid of the heights,” said Suarez. 


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