Memorial run honors slain NYPD detectives Jason Rivera, Wilbert Mora

Runners and revelers gathered Sunday for a memorial run in New York City in honor of slain NYPD detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2022, 5:17 PM

Updated 812 days ago

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Runners and revelers gathered Sunday for a memorial run in New York City in honor of slain NYPD detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora.
The two were shot and killed when they responded to a domestic call in January in Harlem. The gunman who shot them was fatally shot by another officer.
Two months after the incident, first responders, friends and community members came together at Fort George Playground Park to run in their honor.
The group warmed up after the national anthem was performed and then took off on Harlem River Drive-South just after 10 a.m. The run was organized by the NYPD and the Dyckman Run Club, which Rivera was a part of.
Elvin Adames, a cofounder of the club, says the club uses running to help bridge the gap between the community and the police department, which was the reason Rivera joined the NYPD.
“When we first launched, it was three members…he used to come every day, whether it was raining, whether it was cold outside,” Adames says. “One of my favorite memories with Jason, to us he was known as Tata, was when I celebrated my birthday. I ran 30 miles, and he showed up at mile 29 and he was recording me. I looked at the camera, I said, 'I love you brother,' and he said, 'I love you too.'"
As part of the memorial event, the group ran to the 32nd Precinct, where Rivera and Mora were stationed. Rivera’s wife took part in the run as well.
A portrait was presented to the precinct in dedication to the two officers.


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