Sometimes, There Is Crying in Baseball

(Boston Globe) Last week, after they cried for their fallen sister Miosotis Familia at her funeral in the Bronx, her NYPD colleagues from the Four-Six retired to a place in Yonkers called Rory Dolan’s.

Familia was 48 years old, with 12 years on the job and three kids and an ailing 87-year-old mother at home, when a guy who hated cops walked up to the police vehicle she was sitting in and shot her in the head.

Familia was a maternal figure to a lot of the cops at the 46th Precinct, and they were crushed by her murder. They debated canceling a long-planned outing to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox and Yankees play.

Inspector Phil Rivera, their commanding officer, learned of their reservations.

“She would want you to go,” Rivera said. “She would want you to be together, to enjoy yourselves.”

NYPD Sergeant Ed Arias thought they might need some minor logistical help in Boston, nothing big. He approached Sergeant Karen Irvin, who grew up in Wakefield.

“You should talk to Kevin,” Irvin told him. She meant Kevin Molis, chief of police in Malden.

Molis is a friend of NYPD Deputy Chief Chris McCormack, former commander of the 46th, and, like police officers from all over the country and all over the world, Molis had attended Familia’s funeral. Molis told Arias, “Leave it with me.”

Read more from Kevin Cullen in the Boston Globe [HERE].