Vigils held for fallen police officers

Precincts across New York City held prayer vigils on what they are called a "day of solidarity" to honor fallen NYPD officer Randolph Holder, as

Precincts across New York City held prayer vigils on what they are called a

Precincts across New York City held prayer vigils on what they are called a "day of solidarity" to honor fallen NYPD officer Randolph Holder, as well as other officers killed in the line of duty. (10/26/15)

THE BRONX - Precincts across New York City held prayer vigils on what they are called a "day of solidarity" to honor fallen NYPD officer Randolph Holder, as well as other officers killed in the line of duty.

Community members, police officers and clergy members took part in a Bronx service led by Capt. Keith Walton, which united people from all backgrounds in their support of New York City's finest.

"Something that no officer wants to hear," Walton says. "Putting on his equipment to go out to protect and serve and no one knew that would be his last tour of duty."

The ceremony lasted 37 minutes, acknowledging the age of officer Holder, who was 33 years old when he was fatally shot in East Harlem on Tuesday, plus the four officers killed in the line of duty since December.

Despite the sadness surrounding their deaths, other officers say they are encouraged by the outpouring of support.

"It's overwhelming to see the support from the community," said Officer Jay Sturdivant. "To see them come out in droves is just amazing."

Officer Holder was originally from Guyana, and several members of the Guyanese community in the Bronx came out and even supplied candles for the vigil.

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Wake, funeral arrangements for NYPD Officer Randolph Holder

Viewing Services
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location:  
Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York
110-31 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11433
Tel# (718) 206-4600
 
Funeral Service
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
3 p.m.
Location:
Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York
110-31 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11433
Tel# (718) 206-4600

Interment
Location:
Georgetown, Guyana

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