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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a massive show of support for the NYPD Wednesday, as officers from across the nation came to pay respects to slain Officer Randolph Holder — now promoted to detective.

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the officers came by the thousands as they showed somber faces in their dress uniforms – coming from everywhere from East Hartford, Connecticut to Brea, California.

Holder, a five-year veteran, and his partner had been chasing a man after responding to a call of shots fired and a bicycle stolen at gunpoint on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 20. Authorities allege the suspect hopped off the stolen bicycle and shot Holder in the head at an East River footbridge in East Harlem.

At the funeral, police Commissioner Bill Bratton emphasized that Holder devoted his life to keeping people safe.

“What makes a police officer? Is it courage? Is it compassion?…

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