N. Massapequa school honors fallen NYPD detective

An NYPD detective killed in the line of duty was honored Friday at an elementary school in North Massapequa.



Students at Eastplain Elementary unveiled a seating area, which includes benches and a plaque, as a tribute to 25-year-old Brian Moore.



Detective Moore was shot and killed in the line of duty in May. The incident happened while Moore was questioning a suspect in Queens. Moore's father Raymond attended the unveiling.



"I think this is a beautiful thing. The kids and the community...recognize Brian for what he sacrificed," said Raymond Moore.



Brian Moore was an alumnus of Eastplain and Plainedge High School.



A tree planted during the ceremony grew from seeds of the callery pear tree - the only tree near Ground Zero to survive the Sept. 11 attacks.



The school also dedicated a memorial to the 9/11 first responders.


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