As the NYPD plans to lay fallen Officer Brian Moore to rest, visiting police officers that plan to attend the funeral will have their airfare covered by JetBlue. The service is set to be held on Friday. JetBlue did the same courtesy for when NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were gunned down last December (via Newsweek):
Moore, 25, had been with the NYPD for five years and came from a police family. His funeral will be held on Friday and all law enforcement who wish to attend will be able to do so for free, thanks to JetBlue.
JetBlue is providing free airfare for officers who wish to show their support for Moore’s family and the NYPD by attending the funeral. In December, JetBlue provided free airfare to the families of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot in their police car.
“We are honored to help now just as we have in the past,” a spokesman told Newsweek. “We have a long history of supporting public service professionals in our hometown of New York as well as the many other places JetBlue crewmembers live and work.”
On Monday, Officer Moore succumbed to his injuries he sustained last weekend. Demetrius Blackwell shot Officer Moore as he, along with his partner, approached Mr. Blackwell on the suspicion that he had a weapon. Blackwell, who has since been arrested and will now be charged with first-degree murder, opened fire on the officers, striking Moore in the face.
JetBlue should be praised for providing this service to traveling police officers from across the country planning to attend the funeral.