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BETHPAGE, N.Y. – Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers will be mourning a New York Police Department officer at a wake on Long Island.
Visitation for Officer Brian Moore is at the Frederick J. Chapey and Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage on Thursday afternoon and evening.
Moore died Monday after being shot in the head while on duty Saturday. The 25-year-old and his partner had stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun when the man opened fire on them.
Moore had been on the force for only a handful of years, but had already built up a record of more than 150 arrests and had earned meritorious service medals. He was the son, nephew and cousin of NYPD officers. They were at his side when he died at a hospital. He had been in a coma since undergoing surgery.
Friends remembered Moore as a good guy eager to join the police force.
Moore's funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford.
The suspect in his death, Demetrius Blackwell, faces charges including murder, attempted murder and other crimes. He's being held without bail and hasn't entered a plea. His attorney has denied the charges.