EAST ISLIP - ? Earlier this morning, thousands of people lined the streets of East Islip to pay their respects to an NYPD officer killed in the line of duty.

Chopper 12 was overhead for the funeral services for officer Alain Schaberger.

The lines of officers stretched on for almost a mile outside Chapey and Sons Funeral home in East Islip.

Police say George Villanueva pushed Schaberger into a 9-foot stairwell.

Villanueva is now charged with first-degree murder.

Schaberger was buried at National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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