Cop killer Lamont Pride sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder of officer Peter Figoski

Posted at 5:05 PM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-28 19:47:52-05

“Our father will never be able to walk down the aisle .. .everyone wants.”

That was among the emotional pleas to a judge  from the four daughters of slain NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, asking him impose the maximum life sentence for their fathers convicted murderer, Lamont Pride.

“He was our hero … our best friend.”

During figoski’s mothers emotional statement — a supporter of  Pride interrupted.

The judge, saying this was the most serious of crimes, laid down the maximum sentence of 45 years to life in prison for second degree murder and other charges.

Peter Figoski

Officer Peter Figoski was killed in December 2011

When Pride had the opportunity to speak, he said not a word to the Figoski family, speaking only to his own.

“I want to apologize to my family … for what I’ve done.” Pride said.

Pride shot and killed Figoski during a botched robbery a few weeks before Christmas 2011. The jury didn’t convict him of the top charge —  intent to kill —  but pride’s sentence is the maximum.

After the sentencing, there were cheers for the family by Figoski’s brothers in blue for their bravery in the courtroom.