This is Miosolis Familia, age 48, mother of three kids, a 12 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, formerly a nurse, and before that, a worker with the Red Cross. On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Officer Familia would not be coming home from work. As she sat in her parked police car on a Bronx side street doing paperwork, a deranged man approached the driver’s side. A bullet was suddenly fired through the window and into her brain. Her marvelous loving life was snuffed out by a maniac imbued with hatred because someone, anyone, wore a police uniform.

     The first thing that came to my mind was the haunting chant over two years ago, when a hundred cop haters recited a chorus, over and over …”What do we want? Dead Cops…What do we want, dead cops!”

     Well, they bagged another one this week. 

     Hers was a black life that mattered. The shooter was equally as black. Sorry, no racism this time, no matter how hard you try.

    This is the ultimate in bastardizing the First Amendment right to free speech. Not only do the chanters infuriate me, their supporters and sympathizers infuriate me more, because these “deplorables” enjoy stealth support and assistance from anarchists, financiers, leftist college students and professors, paid demonstrators, far left media reporters, haters of America and armies of reverse racists. More cops like Miosolis Familia would be alive today, protecting us, if not for them.  

     Since 1960, I’ve known thousands of police officers and their families who donned their uniforms daily at great peril, not just to serve and protect, but to make a living and do their best to support loved ones. I remember those days, donning the shirt, the tie, pinning on the badge, attaching the gun belt, feeling the pride, but ever so wary of what awaited out there every day. Being a police officer, particularly in urban America, is much like being deployed to a war zone. It’s an every day threat, a ubiquitous undercurrent. We are all aware, each day could be our last, but do it anyway. Each call to which we are dispatched most often means some kind of conflict awaits. Someone is hurt. Someone is angry. Someone, everyone, is potentially dangerous. Even …deadly. Other than a battleground soldier, there’s no other job like it. Yet, we are hated.

     It happened to me in 1965, a sudden surprise as a bullet was fired in my direction. Luckily, only a leg wound. It’s happened to multi-thousands of police officers.  Somewhere between 100 and 150 cops will die on the job every year, and thousands more injured for no other reason than being a police officer. Guaranteed. 

      This year, 2017, may set new records. The anarchists would be thrilled.

      Thus far in 2017, 68 police officers have already lost their lives in the line of duty.  Some by accident, some from heart attacks.  But the majority died from confrontations with dangerous people…white, black, Asian, Native American and Hispanic. Some are run over by cars. Some are stabbed. Some die from heart attacks chasing suspects. But most are shot. Some examples:

     On January 9, this year, 17-year police veteran, Lieutenant Debra Clayton, Orlando P.D., was shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot as she approached a murder suspect. In the ensuing chase by other officers, another cop, Deputy Norman Lewis, was killed in a motorcycle crash when another car passed in front of his bike. Two down.

      “What do we want? Dead Cops!”….

     January 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m., Westwego, La., Police Officer Michael Louviere was in uniform, off duty, when he stopped to assist at an accident scene. As he tended to an injured woman, a deranged man shot him in the back of the head, then killed the woman. (Domestic situation) Officer Louviere was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He left behind a wife and two small children.

    “What do we want? Dead cops”…

     February 2, 2017, Nashville Police officer, Eric Murnaw, an 18-year veteran, drowned in the Cumberland River trying to rescue a suicidal woman.

     “What do we want? Dead cops.”

     February 20, 2017. Officer Keith Boyer, age 53, Whittier, California Police Department, Arrived to investigate a car accident without knowing the subject was recently paroled, and had just committed a murder a few hours earlier. As Officer Boyer patted down the suspect, the man suddenly turned and shot the officer dead. A 27 year veteran, Off. Boyer was getting ready to retire.

     “What do we want? Dead Cops.”

     Lieutenant Keven Mainhart, age 46, Yell County Arizona Sheriff’s Department, was shot and killed in ambush as he responded to a domestic disturbance on a nearby highway.

     “What do we want? Dead Cops?”

     And the beat goes on.

     In November of 2016, USA Today reported that ambush killings of police officers had risen 167 percent.  That figure was likely enhanced by the five Dallas officers that were shot by a cop-hating sniper in July of that year. Regardless, The Washington Post reported that an average of ten deliberate and deadly ambush attacks of police officers will take place each year.

Minnesota, 2015, Black Lives Matter formed a demonstration where their mantra chant was “Pigs in a Blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” Nice.

     These folks must be delighted that New York Officer Familia left behind her three kids as just another pig in a blanket. Hired anarchists are getting what they want. (Please, spare me the “protester” propaganda crap)

     Meanwhile, another Anti-American anarchist who happens to be the despicable mayor of New York City, blew town a day after Officer Familia was killed … to go where?  Do what?  Mayor DeBlasio’s heart and mind was not with the Familia family, or the police family in general. Neither was it with New York City. DeBlasio flew to Hamburg, Germany where he participated in protests against President Donald Trump. 

     Deblasio. Mayor. Leader. Role Model. Marxist.


     Equally to blame for this contemptible excuse of a public servant, are those who elected him…because the writing was on the proverbial wall.

     Meanwhile, nearly one million police officers in America risk their lives every day for you and me.  Once in great while, some cop will make an error in judgement that results in a tragedy. But no cop hits the road every day, or any day, with intent to harm, yet kill, even if though they know they’re in the cross hairs of propagandists, haters and anarchists. Sadly, that includes some of our elected officials.

   Any time readers feel the inclination to denigrate police, think of NYPD Officer Miosolis Familia.

     Click here: Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths in 2017

Click here: The assassination of Officer Miosotis Familia | New York Post



  1. JustMe July 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    The murder of Ms. Familia and all the other officers is beyond tragic. It is a shameful reflection of the effect that the Democrats and their hate-filled followers have on society..

    The dehumanizing of our brave police officers and encouraging their murder by the left and their disgusting groups such as Black Lives Matter is all part or the divisive attempts by the underground government led by Obama and his gang to destroy Trump’s Presidency and our country from within.

    Wait for it, America – if their violent attempts fail to overthrow a legally elected President, expect the left to outfit an army of violent anarchists to remove our President with force. They will then replace him with one of their own or Obama himself, again.

    . Don’t be naive enough to think it can’t happen. We just had eight years of an anti-American, anti-military, racist, anti-Israel, pro-Islam Obama and his gang, and a large percentage of this country didn’t care.

    Nothing is beneath these Democrat/Lefty/Socialist/Progressives. Nothing.

  2. RH Plager July 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Great report Captain Marshall Frank; it pleases me to know that you became the supervisor of Homicide Investigations in Miami/Dade County; we all are troubled when a Police Officer is murdered; in this NY case my first question is to investigate the parole commission who turned the suspect back on the street so he can kill.

    Richard Plager (retired MDPD)

  3. Adamsalan July 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Once again, great job!

  4. Patrick Pesce July 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    I am sickened, angry and infuriated by this death by assassination of a Sister Police Officer while in the performance of her sworn duty to serve and protect. I have been witness to it before, on more than one occasion, as NYPD officer, and it only gets harder to accept each time. As a friend and brother officer, thank you for your pointed and striking comments of this assassination and the surrounding events.

  5. Russ July 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    Makes one almost want the death penalty, A?

  6. Pete July 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    As close as this gets there are no words to do justice to the tragedy. More than adequate to cover what an unholy turd the mayor will always be.

  7. Anonymous July 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm #


  8. Chris July 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    It is beyond horrific. And last night, a NYS Trooper was killed in Jefferson County, NY, near Watertown.

  9. Jack Milavic July 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    Thank you, Marshall, again for your insight and comments.

  10. Charlie Moose July 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

    Marshall, great article. Once again exposing the false, phony, racial, Democratically controlled, funded, Black Lives Matter movement. It turns my stomach as does the name Soros, one of the, if not the major funding persons behind that movement. You and I went through a number of shootings where the P.O. was the victim. The Black Lives Matter movement targets police officers, telling its’ members to kill police officers for no other reason other then being a police officer. By ambush, by confrontation, by booby trap, any way possible, “take out a police officer”. We retired unscathed, but we buried several who paid the ultimate price. I worry about my son. Twenty years on the job. Working undercover/plainclothes, an assignment where you never know if the bad guys burn you. Everybody out there has a cellphone camera, and are more then happy to roll film and to turn that recording over to the local media who publish it no matter whose picture(s) should or shouldn’t be broadcast. It’s a totally different ballgame today. Cops are targets and the news media doesn’t give a rats ass as to who is exposed and subsequently is made into a target. I can only hope and pray for all those wearing the badge, that they finish their shift every day and that they go home to their families and loved ones.

  11. Fred Dunphy July 10, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    I don’t know if you have ever written a better essay on any subject Marshall. This so eloquently sums up the problem with the insane “Black Lives Matter” movement. This unfortunately is an evil that will not go away. You correctly identified DeBlasio as an anti-American anarchist and we should wonder why the good people of New York haven’t risen up to impeach him? I am certain that Simmons Arrington and Harrison Crenshaw (two black heroic Officers that we both knew who were murdered just days apart in 1974 in Dade County) would be very saddened at this latest outrage.

    Our prayer is that at some point we can gain control of this insanity, although I am skeptical. Thank you for being a consistent voice of opposition to the dangerous actions of the socialist left in this country!

  12. Eileen July 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

    Very well written, Marshall. Thanks for another wonderful report in support of law enforcement.

  13. Mike Carr July 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    Marshall, glad you brought up PIG DeBlasio in your article. He is an absolute DISGRACE, never mind as a public servant, but more so as a HUMAN BEING. Perfectly good oxygen is wasted daily on this clown. Just HOW did that clown get elected?? Liberal media favoritism, money, color of his wife?? Perhaps all 3 and more. You are correct–the folks voting him in deserve everything they get. We put up with that other oxygen waster for 8 years, and he is still strutting about putting in his ugly 2 cents about Trump. My only consolation when I wake up each morning is knowing NOBAMA is gone FOREVER from the Oval Office. SMILE!!!

  14. MaryD. July 10, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    Great article Marshall. When you hear the chants to kill civil servants you know that the people chanting have lost, or sold, their souls. They only know how to destroy and not how to build up. NYers should be embarrassed to have elected deBlasio–an angry little, narcissistic man.

  15. Fred Ingley July 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    Marshall, let me again relate about my friend and colleague, Parole A& Probation Officer Thomas Svelsen. The Florida Parole Commission paroled a “Lifer” after 6 or 8 years; Tom was his Parole Officer and due to severe violations of parole the “Lifer” was returned to prison. The Florida Parole Commission again paroled the “Lifer” with Tom again being his parole officer. On the evening of 31 August, 1982 while Tom was working late upon leaving the Opa Locka Parole & Probation Office he was ambushed behind the office. The perp emptied his gun firing into Tom and then reloaded, firing again.
    Yours Truly while employed as a Parole & Probation Officer also was required to return a number of individuals to prison, any of whom had previously taken a human life. Some of those made it very clear that when they got out of prison (again) that I was intended to be their next.

  16. Marie Capece July 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    Only you can tell it right .My heart breaks each time, I still have one on TPD, my prayers never end for him, and for all. Thank you for all you do.

  17. Paul July 11, 2017 at 6:45 am #

    Yup, just another black life that doesn’t matter to Black Lives Matter. Just like the hundreds of black lives in Chicago and other US cities that don’t seem to matter to the leftists and media. Why? Because “whitey” isn’t doing the murdering, if the media payed attention to the weekly horror show of black on black crime they would have to expose their white cop killing innocent blacks narrative as a fraud, and of course, they can’t do that. It’s not just America haters, anarchists, and loony leftists that support murderers who want to see cops killed, we have a former President who invited them to the White House.

  18. Frank Mussoline July 11, 2017 at 7:13 am #

    Another excellent article that gets right to the heart of the problem!

    How did we get to this point???? The politics of the past eight years has exacerbated the rhetoric that has come out of the Obama administration and the protestors are now judge, jury and executioner. Protests my ass, these groups are anarchists and will not stop what they are doing until they kill more police officers, whether they be black, white or any other color.

    What a shame that we are faced with these kinds of daily occurrences that are fueled by and condoned by the media and the progressives.I have never witnessed so much hatred against police and our president and it just keeps getting worse. What is the answer? They keep electing the progressives and guys like DeBlasio who continue to spew the hatered against the institutions that we have grown up with and respected.

  19. Snake Hunter{s} July 11, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    It’s my understanding… that “Black Lives Matter’ is a nationwide organization, funded by

    Mega-Billionaire George Soros — to the tune of $33 million dollars. Surely, investigative

    groups, private or federal, should be able to determine the basic facts of this troubling

    narrative… that continues to impact the law enforcement families across this nation. – reb
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  20. Lee Martines July 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    Having lived through the administrations of fourteen presidents, I don’t remember any other time in the history of the United States that the two major parties have been so diametrically opposed to each other. There have always been issues that were divided along party lines, but they have never before contained aspects of death and destruction. Unfortunately, the elections of Barack Hussein Obama changed all that. Blacks in America felt that the election of a black president gave them the right to say and do anything without reprisal, no matter how heinous or malicious the act! Out of the black community’s frustration with perceived illegal shootings of their brothers by police was formed the “Black Lives Matter” movement. At its start, the movement was peaceful enough with protest marches, but shortly afterwards it became synonymous with riots, burning buildings and cars, blocking traffic and violence against police and fire personnel. President Obama did nothing to assuage the situation, but instead provided his support for the law breakers. Supposed leaders in the black community such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson preached violence and hatred. The latest phase of this movement has professional rioters and murderers, supported by George Soros, creating the most heinous acts of searching out police and executing them, gangland style. This general concept of lawlessness has spread throughout the liberal community, so that the rioting, burning, death and destruction is now part and parcel of the Democrat party in toto. As hard as the Trump administration is fighting to restore the country back to greatness, the Democrat party is fighting just as hard to destroy the United States of America!

  21. Snake Hunter{s} July 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

    George Soros. The “enemy within”… personified; identified.

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  22. Snake Hunter{s} July 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

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    Highly trained in the diplomatic arts, with a Masters Degree in Comparative Religions,

    quite comfortable in establishing a dialogue with monarchs and even presidents of

    “freedom and justice leaders” around this war-weary world; (i.e.) I have photographs

    of IMAM YAHYA HENDI with U.S. Presidents George W. Bush… Bill Clinton and yes,

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    the world’s wealthiest men. Prince Talal is also revealed as the guy that generously

    funded the Harvard Law Degree of that well-known ‘Black- Lib – Chicago – Christian’…

    Barry – Soetero – Hussein – Obama (1988 to 1991).


    From there, Barry H. Obama goes back to Chicago… joins Reverend Jerimiah Wright

    Trinity Church … then, with a bit of help from Bill Ayers and wife Bernadine, plus his

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    *** Reagan said “Trust, But Verify” – > So, trust this old snake-hunter. – reb (print)
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