NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The father of a slain New York City police officer said the killing of Officer Randolph Holder brought him back to the moment when his 25-year-old son was killed in the line of duty.
The 33-year-old became the fourth NYPD officer to be killed in the last 11 months.
“The more I heard about the incident — how the officer was shot in the head, his age, that he was in the same academy class as Brian — it just kept on bringing me right back to the day where Brian was shot,” Moore’s father, retired NYPD Sgt. Raymond Moore, told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.
Moore said his “heart bleeds” for Holder’s father.
“This man is going through the same thing that I’m going through,” Moore said. “I don’t know how he’s going to get through it. God bless him.”
Like his son, Holder came from a police family and Moore said he’ll be there for them at the officer’s funeral.
“I have to go pay my respects for this young officer the way thousands paid respect and appreciated what Brian did,” Moore said.
Holder’s wake will be held Tuesday; his funeral will be held Wednesday in Queens.
He will be buried in his native Guyana.