Junior Guzman-Feliz Promoted to Deputy Chief Posthumously

NYPD Promotes Junior Lesandro Guzman-Feliz to Explorer Deputy Chief Posthumously 

By Robert Press


Exactly three years ago on June 20th, 2018 Junior Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was attacked in the corner store at Bathgate Avenue and East 183rd Street. He was stabbed by up to  fourteen gang members of the Trinitarios gang who later admitted that they were looking for someone who looked exactly like Junior Guzman-Feliz. Junior staggered to the gate of nearby St. Barnabas Hospital where he died of his wounds. Five of the  fourteen gang members have been convicted of murder.

This was a ceremony to posthumously promote Junior Guzman Feliz to Explorer Deputy Chief. Police Commissioner Shea, Assistant Commissioner O’Connor, and Chief of Community Affairs Maddrey with Explorer from all twelve precincts, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and several other elected official and candidates in the June 22nd Primary were on hand as Leandra Guzman-Feliz received the citation and bronze statue of a policeman and a child from Police Commissioner Shea. 


Explorers from all Bronx precincts line the sidewalk in front of the memorial mural and closed store where the attack took place three years ago. 
Leandra Guzman-Feliz talks with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, as 13th City Council candidate and 15th City Council candidate stand in the background.

Police Commissioner Shea speaks about the seriousness of what happened, and attempts by the NYPD to prevent future attacks like the one that happened at this corner. In the upper right corner is the co-named corner Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz Way.

Junior Mother Leandra Guzman-Feliz tells of the tragedy, and what it has done to her, her family, and the community. 

Leandra Guman-Feliz holds the Certificate of Promotion Posthumously, while Chief of Community Affair Jeffrey Maddrey speaks.


(R-L) Police Commissioner Shea, Leandra Guzman-Feliz, Chief Maddrey, and Assistant Commissioner O’Connor holding the statue of the policeman and a boy.


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