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Thousands of police officers from around the state attend the funeral of New York City Police officer Peter Figoski, who was killed last week while responding to a robbery, at St. Joseph's Church on December 19, 2011 in Babylon, New York. Figoski, a 22-year NYPD veteran at the 75th Precinct in East New York, was the father of four daughters and lived in West Babylon. Career criminal Lamont Pride has been charged in the killing of Figoski.
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A casket containing the body of New York Police Department Officer Peter Figoski is carried out of a church during his funeral in Babylon, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Figorski was shot to death when responding to a botched robbery in Brooklyn on Dec. 15.
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New York City Police pallbearers carry the casket of officer Peter Figoski from St. Joseph's Catholic church in Babylon, New York, December 19, 2011, following Figoski's funeral mass. Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the NYPD was shot to death last week in Brooklyn, New York.
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Figoski and his partner were providing backup to two officers questioning the victim and two suspects in the apartment when Pride and another man tried to flee, police said. During a struggle between the officer's partner and one of the suspects, Figoski came face-to-face with Pride, who police said shot him with a semiautomatic handgun before Figoski could draw his own weapon.
His partner pursued Pride on foot and captured him several blocks away, police said.