The flags are at half staff at Lindenhurst Village Hall, and blue and black ribbons are draped on the stairways, in honor of the two New York City Police Department Officers — Wilbert Mora, 27 and Jason Rivera, 21 – who lost their lives in the line of duty this week.
New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell was quoted in a New York Times article as saying, “Officers Mora and Rivera were dedicated, courageous, and compassionate officers, loved by many.”
Lindenhurst Mayor Michael Lavorata said, “The residents of the Village of Lindenhurst mourn the loss of these two courageous, young New York City Police Officers. We are all praying for their families during this most difficult time. And let us all pray for the end of such senseless acts of violence in our communities and around our nation.”