Officer Glenn Estrada, Partner Of Slain NYPD Cop, To Be Promoted

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The partner of a slain NYPD officer is set to be promoted in a ceremony on Friday.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is expected to promote Officer Glenn Estrada to detective.

Officer Peter Figoski was shot and killed while he and Estrada were responding to a robbery at an apartment in Cypress Hill last week.

Kelly had praised Estrada for chasing and arresting accused gunman Lamont Pride.

“I want to commend Officer Estrada, who had the presence of mind to focus on the man with the gun, and the courage to chase him down and capture him,” Kelly said.

Pride and four other men have been charged with murder for shooting Figoski.

Meanwhile, donations to the Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund set up to help his four daughters  have reached more than $1 million.

  • Christine Estrada Amato

    I would like to thank you for your kind words, on behalf of my brother, Glenn. More so I would like to thank your father for his service. God Bless you and your family. Christine Estrada Amato

  • captain bill's daughter

    congratulations on your promotion officer estrada. dad was nypd for 30+ years, and we grew up in the 75. the loss of your partner was tragic. dad is now in an assisted living facility, and cried when it was on the news. a partner of his was wounded on the job, so, i do have some understanding of how you feel. good luck to you in your future career.

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