Family of slain NYPD officer from Elmont tries to cope with tragedy

While the man accused of killing an NYPD police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday, the family of the slain cop is trying to cope with their grief.

Dillon Stewart, 35, a five-year veteran of the NYPD, was shot in the chest after pulling up alongside a vehicle that ran a red light in Brooklyn Monday. Stewart, who moved to Elmont from Brooklyn two years ago, was concerned with providing a better life for his daughters. Now, his widow must deal with raising her two daughters, age 7 and 4 months, without their father. Charles Burke, Stewarts father-in-law, says he is trying to hold the family together while dealing with the loss of a man who he considered his own son.

Allan Cameron is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. Cameron is also a suspect in the wounding of an off-duty officer in a holdup on November 19.

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