The casket  of  slain New York Police Department Officer Miosotis Familia is carried from the World Changers Church in the Bronx as her children and mother stand nearby.

Thousands mourn fallen New York police officer

Updated 8:04 AM ET, Wed July 12, 2017

(CNN)An image of Miosotis Familia's smiling face looked down from a church stage as thousands celebrated the life of the police veteran and mother of three on Tuesday. The officer was was laid to rest a dozen years to the day after she joined the NYPD.

Familia, 48, a daughter of Dominican immigrants named for a flower known as the forget-me-not, was remembered during a funeral service punctuated by heart-rending speeches by her children, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others. She was laid to rest one week after being shot in the head while sitting in a marked command truck in the borough where she lived and worked.