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Posted: December 04, 2017

Home for the holiday: Children of police officer killed on duty get free apartment by foundation

Children of Fallen Officer Get Home for the Holidays

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Home for the holiday: Children of police officer killed on duty get free apartment by foundation
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Genesis Villella, center, and twins Delilah and Peter Vega, children of New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia, participate during her funeral for New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia, at the World Changers Church,July 11, 2017 in The Bronx borough of New York City. The slain officer, a mother of three children including 12-year-old twins, was writing in her memo book at the end of her shift early last Wednesday when a man walked up to the police vehicle where she was sitting and fired. (Photo by Richard Drew - Pool/Getty Images)

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NEW YORK  —

They lost their mother after she was killed in the line of duty, but the children of Miosotis Familia now don’t have to worry about where they’re going to live.

Genesis Vilella, 20, and Peter and Delilah Vega, 12, were given a furnished, mortgage-free co-op apartment in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

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It was given to them by The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, WABC reported.

The foundation, which gives homes to the families of first responders who are killed, has raised more than $4 million since it was founded by the brothers of Stephen Stiller. He was a firefighter who died on 9/11, ABC News reported.

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The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Daily News and Skyview Apartments LLC raised more than $800,000 to buy the three-bedroom apartment for Familia’s family.

Familia was shot and killed on July 4th. She was a single mother of three and was the first female NYPD officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, WABC reported. Police said Alexander Bond shot Familia as she sat in a mobile command unit in the Bronx, ABC News reported

Genesis, Peter and Delilah are expected to be in their new home by Christmas.


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