Boys in small cop car pay tribute to NYPD cop Wilbert Mora

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Boys in small cop car pay tribute to NYPD cop Wilbert Mora

Two toddlers in a tiny NYPD car gave a huge and heartwarming tribute to slain Officer Wilbert Mora during his funeral procession in Midtown.

The young boys, clad in blue NYPD knit hats, rode in a miniature NYPD car Wednesday along Fifth Avenue while paying their respects to Mora, 27, who along with his partner, Jason Rivera, 22, was shot on Jan. 21 when they were ambushed by a career criminal as they responded to a domestic call in Harlem.

Several NYPD officers, including some smiling in approval, looked on as the boys rode in the small police car emblazoned with “Det. Mora” on its front windshield, the photo shows.

One of the youngsters returned the gaze, while the second appeared to be holding a lollipop in his mouth.

Rivera died on Jan. 21, while Mora succumbed to his injuries four days later after being on life support. Both officers were posthumously promoted to detectives. Mora continued his service to the public by donating his organs to five people.

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Wilbert Mora was shot during a domestic call in Harlem.
Slain NYPD officer Wilbert Mora casket is carried at the completion of a funeral service at St. Patricks Cathedral on February 2, 2022
Slain NYPD officer Wilbert Mora’s casket is carried at the end of a funeral service at St. Patricks Cathedral on February 2, 2022.
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“Some lucky person got a hero’s heart today,” a Manhattan cop told The Post last week.

A police official told The Post last week that one Mora’s kidneys may go to his niece.

Rivera’s widow, Dominique Luzuriaga, was among the thousands of mourners who attended Wednesday’s service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, just days after Rivera’s service there on Friday.

“How many Wilberts and how many Jasons, how many more police officers will have to lose their lives so that the system changes?” Mora’s sister, Karina Mora, asked during the service. “New York police officers protect us, but who protects them?”

Legislators need to “take action” after the two young officers who devoted themselves to the city were brutally gunned down, Mora said.

“Enough is enough,” she told mourners.

Mayor Eric Adams vowed to “build a city of peace out of the ashes of fear” while mentioning the off-duty police officer who was shot at a Queen traffic light late Tuesday. Two teens were arrested and the officer was in stable condition Wednesday. The injured cop is the sixth member of the NYPD to be shot this year.

“Last night, we were reminded again about the danger and overproliferation of guns,” the retired NYPD captain said at Mora’s funeral. “This has been a painful last few weeks, but the pain unites us in this moment.”

Funeral for NYPD officer Wilbert Mora.
Wilbert Mora and his partner, Jason Rivera were posthumously promoted to detectives.
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Funeral for NYPD officer Wilbert Mora.
Thousands attended the funeral for fallen NYPD officer Wilbert Mora, on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
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Mora and Rivera were “gifts we never got to keep,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said during her euology Wednesday.

Mora, originally from the Dominican Republic, came to the US as a boy and joined the NYPD in 2018 after graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

He grew up in East Harlem and wanted to bridge the gap between police and the communities he served, relatives said.

Funeral for NYPD officer Wilbert Mora.
Wilbert Mora’s funeral was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
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Funeral for NYPD officer Wilbert Mora.
Wilbert Mora succumbed to his injuries four days after being shot.
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“He always wanted to be his best and be a voice for his community, in spite of the risks that he was exposed to,” cousin Claribel Jiminian said. “He was our pride.”

With Post wires

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