Weather Alert
School closings due to weather
Ali RosenSep 26, 2017, 8:47 pmSep 26, 2017, 8:55 pm

Yonkers police officer shot during car stop leaves hospital

Large crowd welcomes officer as she is released from Jacobi Medical Center

Share

Yonkers police officer Kayla Mawr came out of the Jacobi Medical Center smiling as she was met with open arms from her brothers and sisters in blue on tuesday.

The two-year veteran who was wounded by a bullet to her jaw late Monday night after she and another officer stopped a car while responding to reports of suspicious activity in the area.

Her mother, a retired NYPD Sargent, was with her as she exited the hospital to meet a standing ovation. She was then escorted home by a Yonkers police motorcade.

Kayla Mahr will continue her recovery at home.

Mayor Spano described Monday night as one of the darkest days in his history as mayor but Tuesday as his brightest.

“It turned out to be probably the happiest day that I can point to as mayor in six years,” Spano said. “I couldn't be more proud of the men and women in blue in Yonkers and I certainly couldn't be more proud of Kayla. She's a gutsy one, she really is.”

This is the first time in 30 years a Yonkers police officer was shot.

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

I-95 S|New England Trwy S|Bruckner Expy S|Hutchinson River Pkwy N

I-95 I-287 TO CROSS BRONX
South|South|South|North
North|North
18 min (Avg 54 MPH)
14 min (Avg 57 MPH)

Hutchinson River Pkwy S|I-678 S

HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWY CROSS BRONX TO I-287
South|South
North
16 min (Avg 57 MPH)
16 min (Avg 57 MPH)

Cross Westchester Expy W|I-287 W

I-287 I-87 TO EXIT 12
West|West
East|East
13 min (Avg 57 MPH)
12 min (Avg 60 MPH)

I-684 N

I-684 I-287 TO I-84
North
South|West
29 min (Avg 56 MPH)
26 min (Avg 66 MPH)

I-287 E|Cross Westchester Expy E|Cross Westchester Expy W|I-287 W

I-87 EXIT 14B TO TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE
East|East|West|West
East
26 min (Avg 59 MPH)
13 min (Avg 60 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Nyack, New York
Overcast
34°F