Wednesday, February 2 at 5:30 PM outside Queens Borough Hall

(February 1, 2022 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., NYPD officials and community leaders from across Queens will gather on the steps of Queens Borough Hall tomorrow, February 2, at 5:30 PM for a candlelight vigil in memory of Police Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora, who were shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Harlem on Friday, January 21 and subsequently died of their wounds. 

Rivera has since been posthumously promoted to Detective First-Grade. 

The vigil will also recognize Police Officer Sumit Sulan, a Queens resident, who responded to the domestic violence call with Officers Rivera and Mora and shot and killed the suspected gunman, likely preventing further loss of innocent life. 

“The senseless slayings of Detective Rivera and Officer Mora — two public servants who dedicated their careers to inclusive, community-first policing — was a gut-punch felt across New York City, including right here in Queens. Join us tomorrow to pay tribute to these heroes with a candlelight vigil in their memory on the steps of Queens Borough Hall,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “We will also show our support for our fellow Queens resident, Officer Sulan, as he copes with this unimaginable tragedy, as well as all our NYPD first responders who bravely put their lives on the line to protect us every single day.” 

The vigil will bring together elected officials, leadership from the NYPD and the NYPD’s fraternal organizations, Queens’ community boards, cure violence organizations, civic associations, clergy members and more who wish to pay tribute to Detective Rivera and Officer Mora and join in the call for an end to gun violence. 

Members of the media planning on attending the February 2 vigil are asked to RSVP via email at [email protected].  

WHAT:         Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Detective Jason Rivera and Officer Wilbert Mora

WHEN:         Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 5:30 PM

WHERE:       Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President                        

Elected officials and community leaders

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