Slain NYPD cop Brian Moore has been immortalized at a Long Island park next to a baseball field where he used to play ball.
A life-size statue of the 25-year-old decorated officer who was gunned down by a lifelong criminal last May was unveiled Saturday.
Moore’s likeness will greet visitors at the Plainedge Park in Massapequa. A community center was also dedicated in his honor.
Moore’s family, friends, dignitaries of the Town of Oyster Bay, NYPD officials, and Nassau cops gathered for the memorial ceremony.
Moore, who grew up in Massapequa, was fatally shot in the face by ex-con Demetrius Blackwell on May 2, 2015.
“My family and I appreciate this more than we can ever tell you, more than we can ever express,” said Moore’s mother Irene at the ceremony.
“Brian brought the light and now Brian is the light and I cannot say how proud I am to be his mother. It’s an understatement,” she added.
Moore’s father Raymond said, “This statue is going to stand for so much more. It represents all of the men and women of law enforcement who go to work every day to protect us like Brian never knowing if they are going to come back to their families or their loved ones.”
Moore, who grew up in the town of Plainedge, was fatally shot in the face by ex-con Demetrius Blackwell on May 2, 2015.