NYPD officers honour detective who died after 33 years in vegetative state
New York Police Department (NYPD) police officers lined the streets of Brooklyn to pay tribute to a detective who spent 33 years in a vegetative state after being shot in the head in 1990.
Troy Patterson was washing his car when he was approached by three suspects demanding $20.
A 15-year-old boy shot the officer in the head, leaving him with “catastrophic” injuries.
Mr Patterson died on 29th April in New Jersey.
His remains were transferred to a funeral home in Brooklyn on Monday, 1 May.
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