MANHATTAN — Multiple ceremonies this week are set to honor a NYPD sergeant who was fatally shot in the line of duty while pursuing a burglary suspect in the Bronx last Friday.
Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo — a 41-year-old father of two and 19-year veteran of the force — was gunned down at point blank range by suspect Manuel Rosales, who was then shot and killed by another officer, according to police.
Tuozzolo was honored at a remembrance ceremony Monday morning at the 9/11 Memorial.
On Wednesday, a wake is scheduled in Long Island's Bethpage at Fredrick Chapey and Sons Funeral Home, and on Thursday his funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Lima Church in Massapequa.
The ceremonies follow a Saturday memorial held in Tuozzolo’s hometown of Huntington Village, where flags flew at half staff and stores displayed blue ribbons and lights.
During "this extremely challenging and heartbreaking time,” scholarships for Tuozzolo’s two children have been established by the Sergeants Benevolent Association. A GoFundMe account created for the cause raised nearly $55,000 over the weekend.
Another sergeant, Emmanuel Kwo, was also shot during Friday’s incident. Kwo was struck multiple times in the legs and briefly hospitalized.