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Slain NYPD detective gets Medal of Honor

Mayor Michael Bloomberg shakes hands with Frank Figoski,

Mayor Michael Bloomberg shakes hands with Frank Figoski, father of NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, after presenting the NYPD Medal of Honor to him on behalf of his son. Slain last December while trying to break up a bungled robbery in Brooklyn, the detective was posthumously awarded during the department's medal ceremony in Manhattan. Looking on is Mary Ann Figoski, Peter's mother. At left is NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. (June 12, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Craig Ruttle

NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, who was fatally shot during a Brooklyn robbery in December and who has four daughters, was posthumously given the Medal of Honor -- the Police Department's highest award, on June 12.

With a necklace displaying their slain father's shield
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With a necklace displaying their slain father's shield number, Caitlyn, left, and Caroline Figoski stand during the National Anthem during a medals ceremony at One Police Plaza in Manhattan. NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, slain last December while trying to break up a bungled robbery in Brooklyn, was posthumously given the department's Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to a city cop. (June 12, 2012)

Caitlyn, left, and Caroline Figoski stand during the
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Caitlyn, left, and Caroline Figoski stand during the National Anthem during a medals ceremony at One Police Plaza in Manhattan where their father, NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, slain last December while trying to break up a bungled robbery in Brooklyn, posthumously received the department's Medal of Honor. (June 12, 2012)

Caitlyn Figoski is hugged by members of the
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Caitlyn Figoski is hugged by members of the 75th Precinct, where her late father had worked, following a ceremony at One Police Plaza in Manhattan where NYPD Det. Peter Figoski was posthumously given the department's Medal of Honor. (June 12, 2012)

Frank Figoski, father of slain NYPD Det. Peter
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Frank Figoski, father of slain NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, looks at the NYPD Medal of Honor he has just received on behalf of his son. (June 12, 2012)

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly embraces Christine Figoski, daughter
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NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly embraces Christine Figoski, daughter of slain NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, after her grandfather, Frank Figoski, received the NYPD Medal of Honor given posthumously for his son. At right is Mary Ann Figoski, the late detective's mother. (June 12, 2012)

Caroline Figoski, daughter of slain NYPD Det. Peter
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Caroline Figoski, daughter of slain NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, listens during the ceremony in which her father is given the department's Medal of Honor in Manhattan. Figoski was slain last December while trying to break up a bungled robbery in Brooklyn. (June 12, 2012)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg shakes hands with Frank Figoski,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Craig Ruttle

Mayor Michael Bloomberg shakes hands with Frank Figoski, father of NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, after presenting the NYPD Medal of Honor to him on behalf of his son. Slain last December while trying to break up a bungled robbery in Brooklyn, the detective was posthumously awarded during the department's medal ceremony in Manhattan. Looking on is Mary Ann Figoski, Peter's mother. At left is NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. (June 12, 2012)

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