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Yadira Arroyo funeral: Photos of Bronx service for fallen FDNY EMT

Thousands of people mourned the loss of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo Saturday during a funeral service at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church in the Bronx.

Arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, was killed on March 16, 2017, when a carjacker ran her down with her own ambulance while she was on duty, police said. She leaves behind five children.

In the days following her death, Arroyo has been remembered by her colleagues as a loving mother who enjoyed serving the community.

Below, photos from the funeral service.

A bunting-bedecked ambulance carrying the coffin of FDNY
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

A bunting-bedecked ambulance carrying the coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo leaves St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church after her funeral Saturday, March 25, 2017. She will be interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

A portrait of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo
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A portrait of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is part of the funeral pageantry Saturday, March 25, 2017, outside St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

The sons of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo stand
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The sons of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo stand outside the church Saturday, March 25, 2017, after her funeral at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in the Bronx. With them, at left, is Arroyo's mother, Iaida Avevedo-Rosado. One son, Kenneth Robles, 19, holds his mother's helmet, which had been presented to him. Arroyo's youngest son, Isaiah Negron, 7, holds Robles' hand.

The coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is
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The coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is carried from St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 25, 2017, after her funeral.

The coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is
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The coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is carried from St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 25, 2017, after her funeral.

Kenneth Robles, 19, a son of FDNY EMT
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Kenneth Robles, 19, a son of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, receives her helmet from FDNY Capt. Joseph Jefferson Saturday, March 25, 2017, outside of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Hundreds assemble for the funeral Saturday, March 25,
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Hundreds assemble for the funeral Saturday, March 25, 2017, for slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Two FDNY members embrace before the funeral Saturday,
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Two FDNY members embrace before the funeral Saturday, March 25, 2017, for slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo int St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Hundreds assembled Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Hundreds assembled Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Residents along University Avenue in the Bronx have
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Residents along University Avenue in the Bronx have a view from their windows Saturday, March 25, 2017, during the funeral gathering for slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Services were at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

FDNY members stand in formation Saturday, March 25,
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

FDNY members stand in formation Saturday, March 25, 2017, before the start of a funeral for slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Emergency medical technicians were among those assembled Saturday,
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Emergency medical technicians were among those assembled Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of Yadira Arroyo, 44, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Members of the FDNY salute the coffin carrying
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Members of the FDNY salute the coffin carrying FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo on Saturday, March 25, 2017, as it is taken inside St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Street in the Bronx.

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Street in the Bronx.

A motorcycle escort arrives Saturday, March 25, 2017,
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

A motorcycle escort arrives Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Services were in the Bronx.

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Arroyo, 44, the mother of five children, was killed during an attempted carjacking of her ambulance in the Bronx on March 16, officials said.

A photo of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is
Photo Credit: John Roca

A photo of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is taken inside St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx before of her funeral Mass Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, enter St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church in the Bronx on Saturday, March 25, 2017, before the funeral Mass for FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo.

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: John Roca

Hundreds gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral Mass of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Services were at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

An FDNY procession makes its way on the
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An FDNY procession makes its way on the street near St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx on Saturday, March 25, 2017, before the arrival of an ambulance carrying the coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo.

Friends and family members arrive Saturday, March 25,
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Friends and family members arrive Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral Mass of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Friends and family members arrive Saturday, March 25,
Photo Credit: John Roca

Friends and family members arrive Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx for the funeral of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo.

The sons of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo as
Photo Credit: John Roca

The sons of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo as well as fire department members arrive Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx for her funeral Mass.

Members of the FDNY salute the coffin carrying
Photo Credit: John Roca

Members of the FDNY salute the coffin carrying EMT Yadira Arroyo as it is taken into St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

The flag-draped coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo
Photo Credit: John Roca

The flag-draped coffin of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo is taken into St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Members of the FDNY stand in formation on
Photo Credit: John Roca

Members of the FDNY stand in formation on Saturday, March 25, 2017, before the funeral Mass for FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Mourners gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: John Roca

Mourners gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo in St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Mourners gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: John Roca

Mourners gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo in St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Security is set up Saturday, March 25, 2017,
Photo Credit: John Roca

Security is set up Saturday, March 25, 2017, outside St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx for the funeral of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo.

Mourners gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the
Photo Credit: John Roca

Mourners gather Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo in St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church on University Avenue in the Bronx.

Mourners gather to attend the funeral of slain
Photo Credit: John Roca

Mourners gather to attend the funeral of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Arroyo, 44, the mother of five children, was killed during an attempted carjacking of her ambulance in the Bronx on March 16.

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