Fallen NYPD cop Jason Rivera honored with Washington Heights mural

The family of slain NYPD rookie Jason Rivera commissioned a mural of the officer for the Manhattan neighborhood where he grew up.

The large image, painted by Bronx street artist Andre Trenier, adorns a wall of the Washington Heights Academy near where Rivera grew up, according to 1010 WINS reporter Samantha Liebman in a tweet.

The hero cop was fatally gunned down along with his police partner Wilbert Mora as the pair answered a domestic-violence call in Harlem late last month.

During his time at the Police Academy, Rivera cited his upbringing in northern Manhattan as part of his motivation to join the NYPD.

“Growing up in Inwood, Manhattan, the community’s relationship between the police and the community was not great,” Rivera wrote in a letter to his commanding officer.

“I remember one day when I witnessed my brother being stopped and frisked,” he wrote.

“As time went on, I saw the NYPD pushing hard on changing the relationship between the police and the community,” he wrote. “This was when I realized I wanted to be a part of the men in blue [to] better the relationship between the community and the police.”

Rivera, 22, was fatally shot last month, ambushed while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Harlem. His partner, 27-year-old Wilbert Mora, was also killed in the attack.

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