NYPD holds funeral service for retired detective, WWII Vet with no next of kin
(FOX NEWS)- NYPD members gathered in Queens to give a final salute to a retired detective who was a World War II veteran.
Members of the 113rd Precinct organized the funeral for William Brown upon discovering that he had no surviving next of kin.
According to the Daily News, officers first became aware of Brown after responding to a 311 call from a concerned neighbor.
They found out he was living alone in an apartment with no heat. They also learned that not only was he a retired detective, he was also a World War II veteran who had fought in the 369th Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters.
The department shared photos in a Facebook post with the following caption:
"Fidelis ad mortem: NYPD members gathered this AM in Jamaica, Queens to offer a final salute to retired Detective and WWII veteran William Brown. Members of the 113 Pct. organized the funeral upon discovering that Det. Brown had no surviving next of kin to make arrangements"