Today we laid to rest a hero, a hero who selflessly served this country and this city. Join us in taking a moment to honor Detective Joseph Lemm and to make a commitment to #NeverForget the sacrifice he made in Afghanistan, or the sacrifice his family continues to make.
More than 1,100 new NYPD police officers graduated the Police Academy today in a ceremony held at Madison Square Garden. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton presided over the celebration that also included an address by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. The new officers will be on the street for New Year's Eve celebrations throughout New York City.
"You entered this auditorium as recruits, but you leave it as cops. I pledge to take care of you, to give you the resources and training you need, because I am a cop, too," said Police Commissioner Bratton. "There is no greater profession."
IS IT OK IF I GIVE YOU A HUG? Meet Police Officer Christian Campoverde. Officer Campoverde saved a distraught man who attempted to jump from a balcony at the Queens Center mall last week. Officer Campoverde was off-duty and shopping with his family when he heard the man mumbling that he wanted to kill himself as he pushed his way up the escalator. Knowing that something was not right, Officer Campoverde began to follow the man, but did not catch up to him until he had one le...
On Christmas Eve, Neighborhood Coordination Officers Salley and Colon of the 47 Precinct decided to brighten up the day for a few Bronx residents. They filled up the back of their car with toys for girls and boys, and went out to deliver them in an unconventional method. The Officers waited till they saw cars with children, pulled the drivers over and delivered gifts to the delighted kids and the surprised parents. “We just wanted to make some people smile, see if we can brighten their day,” said Officer Salley. “This means a lot to me to be able to do that, since I grew up in this neighborhood.” #ItsWhatWeDo
AMERICAN HEROES Christmas and holidays are truly a wonderful time of year in New York City and beyond. As we gather to celebrate with family and friends, please also take a moment to be grateful for the men and women serving in our military. Six of them, including our very own Detective Joseph Lemm, were killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on December 21.
Join us in remembering and honoring them as they are true heroes:...
An NYPD Highway Unit officer stopped traffic last Friday to help save a cat that accidentally wandered on to the Grand Central Parkway in rush hour traffic -- #ItsWhatWeDo. Cat and cop are now new friends and doing well!
We mourn the loss of NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm, killed yesterday by a suicide bomber while serving this country in Afghanistan. The epitome of selflessness, Detective Lemm was a 15-year veteran of the NYPD and was deployed three times while he served with the U.S. Air National Guard.
Please join us in thanking Detective Lemm for his service while we keep him and his wife and children in our thoughts and prayers
AN EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE NYPD Police Officer Kenneth Healey has returned to work after suffering a critical injury last year when a man struck him in the head with a hatchet. Officer Healey and his three partners were on patrol on Jamaica Avenue in Queens in October of 2014 when they stopped to let a freelance photographer take their photo. As the officers posed for the photo, a man charged them with an 18-inch hatchet, hitting Officer Healey in the head.
One year ago today, at 2:47 p.m., two of New York’s Finest were murdered. We often remember Detectives Liu and Ramos proudly wearing their uniforms and as members of a special group of people who swear an oath to go in harm’s way to keep the communities they serve safe — #ItsWhatWeDo. It must not be forgotten that they not only left behind their NYPD family, but that they were husbands, sons and a father. We ask you to join us in our commitment to never forget our fallen heroes or their families.
Please take a moment to remember Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the sacrifice they made and the sacrifices their families continue to make. Keep these two heroes and their families close to your heart and in your prayers.