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.