NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- The Bronx teen killed with a machete at a bodega will be honored by an NYPD scholarship in his name.
Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was in the NYPD Explorers program, a group for people interested in a career in law enforcement, and dreamed of becoming a detective. Two graduated of the NYPD’s Explorer Summer Camp will receive $5,000 each for college tuition and school supplies from the NYPD.
Mayor Bill de Blasio had promised to find a way to honor the teen’s memory.
“Junior’s life was taken too soon, but it will not be in vain,” de Blasio said. “This scholarship will help more young New Yorkers learn about law enforcement and public service, and ensure that Junior’s legacy will never be forgotten.”
The scholarship money will come from the New York City Police Foundation.