Public memorial service set for RPD Officer Manny Ortiz

Rochester Police Officer Manny Ortiz Rochester Police Officer Manny Ortiz

Updated: November 05, 2019 12:42 PM
Created: November 05, 2019 11:52 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)  — A memorial service for Officer Manny Ortiz, who was tragically killed Saturday, will be held this Friday, the Rochester Police Department announced.

The service will take place at 11 a.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The public is welcome to attend. Parking will be available in the South Avenue parking garage.


Ortiz, 52, died on Saturday night after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh as he was driving to work.

In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to go to a GoFundMe account set up by the Rochester Police Foundation. The money will be used for a scholarship fund for Ortiz's three children.

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