Family, friends say good-bye to NYPD officer killed in the Bronx

Family members, friends and fellow officers gathered to say good-bye to a fallen NYPD officer from White Plains at his funeral Monday.

Officer Eric Hernandez, 24, was killed last month at a White Castle in the Bronx. Police say a gang of six men attacked Hernandez, who was off-duty at the time. Hernandez pulled his gun and a fellow officer responding to the scene shot him three times after he refused to drop his weapon. Hernandez died Wednesday after his family took him off life support. All six men involved in the beating have been charged with gang assault, but the charges may be upgraded.

The wake services over the weekend were held at the Ballard Durand Funeral Home in White Plains. Hernandez?s funeral, with full police honors, will be held at Saint Bernard?s Church.

Related Stories:NYPD officer shot by friendly fire in the Bronx dies

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."