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Yvette Molina was a cop, a cat lover, a cancer survivor — and the lone fatality in an unhinged hit-and-run driver’s crazed ride through Brooklyn Thursday night.
The 56-year-old Brooklynite, for the first time in years, spent Thanksgiving at home instead of joining her relatives for dinner. Her stunning death left the survivors to wonder “What if?”
“She just wanted to stay home,” said Janna Bolt, 28, as tears streamed down her cheeks at her aunt’s apartment “Why did she stay home? She was so loving. She was so caring. I just can’t believe it.”
A police sergeant has died of complications from an accident that occurred nearly 18 years ago, when a drunken driver crashed into his car.
The 9th Precinct tweeted condolences Saturday night to the family of Sgt. Donald Conniff, saying the cop had died that day of complications from the accident.
A drunken driver blew a red light and hit Conniff, 50, of Staten Island, while the cop was on his way to work the detail for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s second inauguration on Jan. 2, 1998. Conniff was thrown from the car and suffered head injuries that left him unable to care for himself. Giuliani visited him in Bellevue Hospital.
Heartbroken relatives, friends and neighbors filled a Bronx street Sunday night to mourn a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather who were killed by an out-of-control car while trick-or-treating the night before.
The entire block along a stretch of Morris Park Ave. was closed to traffic as the still-shocked mourners held a candlelight vigil to honor the girl, the grandfather and another man who was shepherding his sister through the neighborhood when the Dodge Charger fatally slammed into him.
The partner of slain NYPD Officer Randolph Holder kept his feelings holstered Saturday about the gunfight where he wounded the drug-dealing gangbanger charged in the cop’s death.
“You don’t see that often,” Officer Omar Wallace told the Daily News outside his Brooklyn apartment building. The heroic officer declined to discuss any specifics of last Tuesday’s tragedy.