FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMIAMI) – A moment of silence will be observed on all BSO law enforcement and fire rescue radio dispatch channels at 11 a.m., the scheduled start of the funeral for New York Police Department Officer Peter Figoski.
Figoski, 47, was answering a robbery in progress call in Brooklyn last Monday when he was shot in the face by one of the robbers. He leaves behind four daughters 14 to 20 years of age.
Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti was contacted by the NYPD and retired officers of the 10-13 club, who asked him to officially commemorate the death of Figoski.
“At every BSO memorial service we mention any line-of-duty deaths that have occurred across the country,” Sheriff Al Lamberti said. “It’s important to recognize their sacrifice and it reminds all of us that public safety work is both rewarding and dangerous.”
Last year, members of the club presented Lamberti with a fragment of steel cut from the rubble of the World Trade Center. The steel is on permanent display in the lobby of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Building, BSO’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.