Slain NYPD Detective Brian Moore honored with life-size statue in hometown

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MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — Slain NYPD Detective Brian Moore was memorialized in his hometown Saturday with a life-size statue where he grew up playing.

Detective Brian Moore's family and friends were joined by officials from the Town of Oyster Bay along with members of the NYPD and Nassau County Police Department at the memorial service at Plainedge Park.

The 25-year-old, who grew up in Plainedge, was shot in the face while on duty in Queens Village on May 2. He succumbed to his injuries two days later. He had been with the NYPD for barely five years.

The intersection of 222nd Street and 92nd Road in Queens Village where Moore was killed was renamed "Detective First Grade Brian Moore Way."

Moore was posthumously promoted from officer to detective by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

The alleged shooter, Demetrius Blackwell, has pleaded not guilty in Moore's death.

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