JetBlue Offers Free Flights to Law Enforcement Attending Slain NYPD Officer Brian Moore's Funeral

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NYPD officers salute as an ambulance carrying the body of NYPD officer Brian Moore leaves Jamaica Hospital in New York May 4, 2015. Stephanie Keith/Reuters

On Monday, the NYPD announced officer Brian Moore had died of injuries sustained during a shooting while on duty. Moore, 25, had been with the NYPD for five years and came from a police family. His funeral will be held on Friday and all law enforcement who wish to attend will be able to do so for free, thanks to JetBlue.

JetBlue is providing free airfare for officers who wish to show their support for Moore’s family and the NYPD by attending the funeral. In December, JetBlue provided free airfare to the families of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot in their police car.

“We are honored to help now just as we have in the past,” a spokesman told Newsweek. “We have a long history of supporting public service professionals in our hometown of New York as well as the many other places JetBlue crewmembers live and work.”

Moore was shot in his car after he and his partner approached Demetrius Blackwell, who had a weapon in the waistband of his pants. Blackwell is charged with opening fire, hitting Moore in the head. He faces multiple charges, including criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree murder and assault.

Across the city, flags were lowered to half staff for Moore. The New York Mets plan to honor officer Moore at their game on Tuesday evening.