Thousands attend funeral for slain NYPD Detective Randolph Holder

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JAMAICA, Queens — Thousands of officers from around the country turned out for the funeral of NYPD Detective Randolph Holder.

The streets outside of the Queens church were lined with mourners gathering to pay their respects to the officer killed in the line of duty.

Holder, 33, was a five-year veteran from Guyana. He was killed Oct. 20 responding to a call of shots fired in East Harlem. Tyrone Howard has been charged with fatally shooting the officer.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that Holder had been posthumously promoted to detective.

Detective Holder was a third generation police officer.