Wantagh, New York
September 22, 2006
Agencies: New York Police Department NYPD
Cause of death: Vehicular
Last updated: about 3 years ago
Rivera and a fellow rookie NYPD officer who'd graduated from the academy rode home together from a nightclub at 4:30, Rivera as passenger. The other rookie crashed with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, killing her friend. She pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges and was sentenced to jail time.