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  • NYPD Officer Rosa Rodriguez, right, is pushed in a wheelchair as she leaves Weill Cornell Medical Center to cheers and applause from fellow officers, Monday May 19, 2014, in New York. Rodriguez was severely injured while responding to a fire which killed her partner. The officers were overcome by smoke at a Coney Island housing project. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Police officer badly hurt in fire leaves hospital

    A New York City police officer who survived a Coney Island fire last month that killed her partner left the hospital Monday to wild cheers from her fellow officers and the sound of bagpipes.

  • A hearse containing the body of Officer Dennis Guerra moves past the Saint Rose of Lima Church in the Rockaway Beach section of New York, Monday, April 14, 2014. Guerra died Wednesday after being overcome by smoke from a Brooklyn mattress fire. He was the first NYPD officer killed in the line of duty since 2011. His partner remains in critical but stable condition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC officer killed in fire remembered for valor

    New York City police Officer Dennis Guerra was an example of "valor and devotion to duty" who acted with selflessness and heroism long before he answered a call to a Brooklyn apartment fire last week that killed him, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday at Guerra's funeral.

  • This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows Officer Dennis Guerra. Guerra died, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 after responding to a mattress fire Sunday at a Brooklyn apartment building. Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is "hurting" after the death of Guerra, and praised him as an "exemplary" officer who was trying to "save people in need." (AP Photo/NYPD)

    NYPD commissioner: Officer died saving others

    A police officer who was critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in a Brooklyn apartment building succumbed to his injuries Wednesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, noting that the father of four "died trying to save others."

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