Funeral set for NYPD Detective shot 33 years ago in botched robbery
After spending 33 years in a coma, NYPD Detective Troy Patterson has passed away.
He was shot by three criminals attempting to rob him, and he never fully woke up after the shooting.
Now, Patterson’s family is finally able to bury him, and a funeral service will be held at the First Church of God in Crowns Heights, Brooklyn.
Mayor Adams is expected to deliver remarks.
Patterson will be laid to rest at Pine Log Cemetery.
In other news, a funeral service was also held on Long Island for two eighth-grade students, Drew Hassenbein and Ethan Falkowitz, who were killed by a drunk driver in Jericho.
The driver was heading the wrong way on Route 106 when he slammed into the car carrying the four teenagers.
The two other teens in the car were taken to the hospital with injuries.
The driver has been arrested and is being held without bail.
The tragedy has left both families devastated.