Fallen New York City Police Department (NYPD) Officer Wilbert Mora rescued citizens even after his death by donating his organs to those in need.
Leonard Achan, who is president and CEO of LiveOnNY, explained Mora gave his heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas to five individuals in desperate need, PIX 11 reported Wednesday.
Among the recipients was a member of the officer’s family, but the others were unknown to them. According to Achan, three New York residents and two citizens in other states received the critical transplants.
“We are humbled and honored to be the steward of these gifts on behalf of Officer Mora and his family so others may live on,” Achan noted.
He leaves behind a lasting legacy of unwavering service as a police officer in New York City and as a lifesaving organ donor. Because of his and his family’s selfless gifts, 5 lives were saved. LiveOnNY mourns the loss of this amazing hero and our hearts and support will continue to be with the Mora family.
Twenty-seven-year-old Mora was removed from life support at a Manhattan hospital a few days after a gunman shot him and 22-year-old Officer Jason Rivera when they answered a domestic disturbance call.
Rivera passed away the day the incident occurred