A street corner in Manhattan was renamed after the murdered NYPD detective on Saturday. Jason Rivera, who was shot and killed along with his partner Wilbert Mora while answering a 911 call.
The intersection of 204th Street and Sherman Avenue was renamed “NYPD Detective Jason “TaTa” Rivera Way.” In the presence of Rivera’s wife Dominique and their child – who was born after the officer’s murder – as well as Police Commissioner Eddie Caban. Mayor Adams and other officials.
Rivera, 22, and Mora, 27, were responding to a 911 call in Harlem on January 21, 2022, when crazy career criminal Lashawn McNeil ambushed them.
Both officers were shot and fatally injured.
“Jason joined the police force to improve relations between the community and the police. “I hope that when people pass by this corner, they look up at the sign, remember it and I hope that it encourages and motivates them to pursue their dreams,” said Dominique Rivera.
The corner is “the place where his dad took him to school and where he hung out with his friends,” Caban told those in attendance at the ceremony.
“Although Jason left us far too soon, we will never forget him and his legacy.”
A corner of Brooklyn was renamed Mora earlier this year.