Mourners gathered Wednesday to offer a final goodbye to 11-year-old Briana Ojeda, who died from an asthma attack. Meanwhile, the NYPD officer accused of delaying aid to her has been identified and suspended.
A horse-drawn carriage carried the small white coffin to the front of St. Francis Xavier parish, where the funeral was held, as family and friends wiped tears from their eyes. Her parents wore white for the solemn occasion, and as they stood outside the funeral car, mom Carmen Ojeda was heard sobbing.
Family members are still shocked that Briana’s life ended so quickly and, they say, preventably.
May this little angel r.i.p. my condolence goes out to her family.