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Viewing Being Held Sunday For Fallen Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino

HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – It was an emotional Sunday as the community came together to mourn the life of the fallen Hollywood police officer Yandy Chirino.

The 28-year-old's viewing was held at the Vista Memorial Funeral Home.

His family was given love and support by the hundreds that came to pay their respects for Chirino, who was shot and killed while on duty.

"We came down to pay our respects for the officer killed in Hollywood. It's a very tragic thing. Unfortunately, this has been an ongoing situation within our community," said Lee Milstein, the president of the Blue Knights Florida Chapter 4.

Hundreds of retired police officers from the state of Florida and across the country attended the vigil.

They say Chirino will forever be a brother.

Sgt. John McFarland with New York City Police Department giving a message the young officer's family.

"We are here today but there will still be a support network for them not only here but across the country," he said.

Officer Chirino was shot two weeks ago in the Emerald Hills neighborhood in Hollywood.

He'd been checking out a call of a suspicious incident.

The teenager accused of shooting him, Jason Banegas, faces several charges, including first-degree murder.

Chirino was born in Havana, but grew up in Miami-Dade County.

Many of Chirino's friends, who did not want to appear on camera, told CBS4 he was a hero and a young selfless man full of life.

He will be forever loved by his community.

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