BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski’s family solemnly filed into Boyd Funeral Home in Babylon to pay their respects on the second day of his wake.

Funeral home director Charles Spencer says the loyalty shown by Figoski’s fellow officers is nothing short of admirable.

“These fellas are sleeping here at night at the funeral home. Since we put that flag at half mast he has not been alone,” he told CBS 2’s Ann Mercogliano.

Figoski was a dedicated father of four girls and a dedicated officer who patrolled the streets of Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct for 22 years. He was shot and killed last Monday while responding to a break-in.

Officers from the 7-5 wore white-collared shirts to show their solidarity during their time of grief.

Officer Richard Arroyo worked on patrol with him for nearly 15 years.

“It’s just in our nature. We love to help people and we’re just here to help people who can’t be protected that can’t protect themselves,” he said.

“He just helped everybody, he was just sweet, raised his family like that and he will be missed,” said family friend Liz Mihalik.

Younger officers confessed they looked up to Figoski, and how he met his duty to his girls and his jobs, always with a smile.

“He did his job on the nth degree, and it cost him his life,” Spencer said.

As many as 15,000 mourners are expected to attend Figoski’s funeral mass Monday morning.

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  1. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo says:

    Sean Bell was a criminal and if he could have succeeded in running over the police officers he would have! So let’s not spin this around and have pity on this dirt bag drug dealer…..he got what he deserves! and That’s It!

  2. jennypenny says:

    Officer Peter Figoski’s was a hero and should not be compared to sean bell. Officer Figoski is in Heaven with his family cant say the same for Sean Bell .People need to wake up and learn common sense

  3. . says:

    You’re disgusting.

  4. Karl McKinnie says:

    That was an incredulous response that pig as you referred to him was a person with a family..for the record I was stabbed (so severely I lost 1/3 of my blood and had my colon pulled out by his knife) by a drunken retired NYPD detective in Staten Island (Selma Ala of the North) and he wasnt even indicted, so I am no friend of the racist(in general) NYPD..but that in no way justifies the killing of anyone at all!! That slain officers family needs and deserves compassion! Most NYPD officers are great people and do a great job

  5. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    Sean Bell was a criminal with a history of drug dealing who made another bad decision the night he was shot while trying to run over several of the NYPD force.Do not put him in the same class as this hero Police officer who was protecting the public from criminals like Sean Bell..

    1. Karl McKinnie says:

      You are kidding right??? What drugs were found on Sean Bell??? Run Over?? You are joking for sure…what injuries did the “run over” officers sustain?? History you mention? Lets see Amadou Diallou, Patrick Dorismond, Oh yes how about the little 12 or 13 yr old boy is Staten Island that was left in he SI swamps in his underwear? Oh yes not to mention the “stop and frisk” policy of the NYPD there’s some history for you…Stop replying anonymously if what you say is what you believe!!!!

  6. Karl McKinnie says:

    Truly My sincere condolences go to the Family of officer Figoski and I wish that the guilty be punished accordingly!!
    In addition, What I would love to see is the NYPD and/or the family of Officer Figoski use this occasion to demand that NYPD and other police agencies be held to the same standard that they justifiably demand, lets be honest, this is not negligent homicide or just a civil rights violation it was murder and so was Sean Bell and/or any of the other myriad of “missteps” that have led to deaths at the hands of the NYPD…

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