The Broward Sheriff’s Office will observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. Monday on all law enforcement and fire rescue radio dispatch channels for slain NYPD Police Officer Peter Figoski.
Officer Figoski, 47, was killed in the line of duty last Monday while answering a robbery-in-progress call in Brooklyn. He was shot in the face by Lamont Pride, 27, during a botched robbery attempt. Pride is charged with first and second-degree murder in Figoski’s death. Four other men are charged with second degree murder.
A decorated veteran of the NYPD, Officer Figoski had served with the New York City Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 75th Precinct. He left behind four daughters,14 to 20 years of age.
Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti was contacted by the NYPD and retired officers of the 10-13 Club, who asked him to officially commemorate the death of Officer Figoski.
Last year, members of the club presented Sheriff Lamberti with a fragment of steel cut from the rubble of the World Trade Center. The steel is on permanent display in the lobby of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Building, BSO’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
“At every BSO memorial service we mention any line-of-duty deaths that have occurred across the country,” said Sheriff Lamberti. “It’s important to recognize their sacrifice and it reminds all of us that public safety work is both rewarding and dangerous.”
Since the NYPD announced that a trust fund had been established for Officer Figoski, donations have poured in from throughout the country.
Donations to the Police Foundation “Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund” can be made online at: www.nycpolicefoundation.org.
Check donations should be mailed to: New York City Police Foundation – Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund, 555 5th Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017.