Francine Del Valle is one of eight cops that was injured Sunday when the van they were traveling in crashed in the Bronx. Her boyfriend, revealed to be the only cop who lost his life. She and rookie police officer Michael Williams began dating several months ago according to the NYDailynews.
The devastated Del Valle posted a heartbreaking photo from her hospital bed Monday of the two of them kissing.
Del Valle was being treated for minor injuries at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx. She told the Daily News that marriage “was definitely in the future” for her and her comrade — until tragedy struck. She told the publication
“We always talked about it. He was a good and kind man. He was my best friend, he was my partner, he was my boyfriend, he was my everything. I loved him with all my heart,”
The one-car crash happened about 5am as the van carrying the nine cops crashed underneath the Bruckner Expressway, at Bruckner Boulevard near Bryant Avenue, in the Hunts Point neighborhood, CBS New York reported. The nine officers were riding from the 47th Precinct in the Bronx to staff the United Nations and the People’s the United Nations Climate March in Manhattan, according to NBC New York.
Her 25-year-old boyfriend had joined the NYPD nine months ago, died after being ejected from a rear side window when the van hit a highway divider on Bruckner Blvd. in Hunts Point before dawn Sunday, a source said Monday.
According to her Facebook, 29-year-old Francine, attended Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland graduating in 2003. In 2009 she was in the U.S Army. Under her favorite quotes says:
Search for peace within yourself and you will find your freedom- Me
In the Life Events section, she is listed as engaged since 2013. Del Valle has been getting lost of support from family members and friends on her FB page.
A wake for Del Valle’s boyfriend will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McHoul Funeral Home, 895 Route 82 in Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County. A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1925 Route 82 in LaGrangeville.
We also send our prayers.