Loved ones bid final farewell to NYPD Officer Adeed Fayaz on day of mourning
Thousands gathered along Coney Island Avenue on Thursday to bid farewell to 26-year-old Adeed Fayaz, a five-year veteran of the NYPD.
Many caught a glimpse of Fayaz's casket draped with the NYPD flag, vowing to never forget his service.
"We have a shield on our chest, a patch on our shoulder and we'll be standing patch to patch in silence. We'll be crying, not tear for ourselves, but what for this family will face and their future," said Pat Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association.
News 12's Phil Taitt spoke with his brothers and sisters in blue and those who knew Fayaz best about the tragic loss.