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West Babylon Father of Four Killed in Line of Duty

Police officer Peter Figoski died Monday from a gun shot to the face while responding to a Brooklyn apartment break-in.

A highly decorated New York City police officer who succumbed this morning from a gun shot to the face was a West Babylon father of four.

Peter Figoski, 47, was responding to a break-in Monday morning at a Brooklyn apartment. Police say the 22-year veteran was killed by one of the suspects hiding inside the apartment when officers arrived, according to a report in the Huffington Post.

Figoski was pronounced dead at 7:17 a.m. at a hospital just hours after the shooting, police said.

Lamont Pride, 27, has been arrested and now faces murder charges.

According to the Post article, Figoski had more than 200 arrests in his career and received 12 medals, including eight for exceptional police duty.

His brother Robert Figoski is a retired police officer and his brother-in-law is currently an officer, according to the article.

"It is a family that has dedicated its lives to making this city safe and it's just such a tragedy," Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated in the article.

Figoski, 47, leaves behind four daughters: Christine, 20, Caitlyn, 18, Carolyn, 16, and Corrine, 14.

Liam Murphy December 13, 2011 at 04:57 AM
RIP Pete!!!!! May god watch over your family. You are a hero to us all!!!!!
Lori Ames December 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM
So sad and so senseless. Thank you to all the uniformed officers -- police, fire, and military -- who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us. And heartfelt sympathy to the Figoski family.
Kathleen Oldehoff Brown December 13, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Dear Christine, Caitlyn, Carolyn, and Connie, all our prayers go out to you, your Father was a True hero, and I'm sure he'll be watching over you all, and making him Proud. Thank you so very much for sharing him with us all these years. Much love.

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