January 28, 2022, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City; United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association LEOS-PBA and police officers from throughout our country honored New York City Police Officer Jason Rivera on his journey to his final post. As the United Federation LEOS-PBA paid its respects to the family of Police Officer Rivera and the NYPD, its canteen was on scene to provide support and comfort for all. Jason, rest in the Lord’s eternal embrace. Always Honored, Never Forgotten. #NYPD#NYCPBA#NYC#THESACRIFICECONTINUES
Today, we mourn the loss of NYPD Police Officer Wilbert Mora. At 27-year-old, he was murdered in the line of duty — fighting until the very end. We vow to #neverforget Wilbert and will always honor his legacy of service and ultimate sacrifice. United Federation LEOS-PBA.
RIP #NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, murdered early this morning in the Bronx…
Just after midnight this morning, a brave NYPD police officer doing the job we asked him to do – the job that New Yorkers needed him to do – was shot and killed.
I will remind you that the information I’m about to give you is preliminary and subject to change as this investigation proceeds.
About 12:30 this morning, NYPD police officers assigned to the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit were patrolling the streets around the Edenwald Houses – 1132 East 229th Street. They were there because of gang activity, which included recent shootings in the area.
NYPD Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, a 33-yr-old Bronx cop, was killed about 12:30 am while doing the courageous work NYers needed him to do. He served for nearly 7 years. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this. Pls keep Brian’s family & colleagues in your thoughts. pic.twitter.com/X1ucOusI77
Behind that location, three officers in one police car got out of their vehicle to question a man. The man fled and a foot pursuit ensued. As Officer Brian Mulkeen and his partner attempted to apprehend the man, a violent struggle on the ground began.
On body-worn camera video, Officer Mulkeen can be heard yelling, “He’s reaching for it – he’s reaching for it.”
The ex-con whose hand-to-hand struggle with a Bronx cop for the lawman’s gun ended with both men being shot dead early Sunday has been identified by police sources as Antonio Lavance Williams. Brian Mulkeen (left) and Antonio Lavance Williams.
At this time numerous shots were fired and our officer was struck a total of 3 times.
Five officers at the location fired their service weapons striking the man. The suspect was pronounced deceased on the scene and his firearm – a .32-caliber revolver – was recovered by police. Our critically-injured officer was rushed here to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
Police Officer Brian Mulkeen was 33 years old. He served more than 6-and-a-half years with the New York City Police Department. He was appointed on January 9, 2013. He lived in Yorktown Heights with his girlfriend, who is also a cop in the Bronx.
The suspect is a 27-year-old man who was on probation until 2022 for a narcotics-related arrest last year. He has several prior arrests in various places, including a burglary conviction in Rockland County.