NYPD detective killed in line of duty receives Medal of Honor

MANHATTAN - An NYPD officer from Long Island that was killed in the line of duty received the department's highest honor this morning.

Detective Peter Figoski, of West Babylon, posthumously received the Medal of Honor at a ceremony in the city. Figoski's four daughters were present at the ceremony.

Figoski was shot and killed during a botched drug deal in Brooklyn back in December. He was a 22-year veteran of the NYPD.

The award was accepted by his father, Frank.

"My brother gave his life for this job, and the city of New York, and it means a lot to me that we are here," said Figoski's brother, Robert.

Also receiving the Medal of Honor was Detective Glenn Estrada, Figoski's partner, who chased down and apprehended the suspect that police say shot and killed Figoski.

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