Grieving NYPD officers, Bronx community members and family and friends of police officer Miosotis Familia gathered outside the 46th Precinct on Saturday night to remember the 48-year-old mother of three. Her sister said, "Miosotis was such a good person, a good mother, hardworking. She was so passionate about her work. She always was so happy to go to work. She was an exceptional person, and I know she’s up with God looking at us, and she’s seeing all of you, all the support she’s gotten from everybody"

Familia was fatally shot on July 5, while inside a mobile NYPD command unit near Morris Avenue and East 183rd Street in the Bronx. The gunman, Alexander Bonds, was killed by responding officers while he was trying to flee the scene.

Bonds' girlfriend had actually called the police two hours before the shooting to say that Bonds was acting erratically; as NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce put it, "She specifically said he was unarmed and acting a little off, but he was harmless."

Boyce also revealed that the girlfriend had taken Bonds to Saint Barnabus Hospital on July 1 for a psychiatric treatment. The hospital said that staff followed procedure and that Bonds was released after eight hours. An ex-girlfriend described Bonds as a paranoid schizophrenic.

"We never forget. We owe it to police Officer Familia and her wonderful family to never forget her and always honor her," Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen, Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Bronx, said at the candlelight vigil.

Attendees also released blue and white balloons:

On Friday, Familia's oldest daughter, Genesis Villella, 20, released a statement, "She was incredibly funny. She was so stunningly beautiful and always had a piece of wisdom to share with us. She was [an] especially warm and erudite woman who fiercely loved her children and went to work every day proud to do her job, to protect us. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt to all of us. We will miss her so. Our mom, Miosotis Familia, was our pride. We love you mom."

A wake for Familia is being held on Monday, with the funeral on Tuesday.

The NYPD is now adding bulletproof glass to certain vehicles.