Two officers with the New York Police Department were shot in the line of duty within 36 hours this week; raising new questions over safety and security in the nation’s biggest metropolis.
“Another New York City police officer was reportedly shot early Thursday in the borough of Staten Island, marking the second officer shot in the line of duty in the Big Apple in the past 36 hours,” reports Fox News. “An officer was shot around 6 a.m. Thursday in the 80th block of Rockne Street in Staten Island, Fox 5 NY reported. Additional officers responded to a 911 call about the shooting, according to the outlet.”
It has been just 36 hours and another NYC cop has been shot. We are praying for the member of the @NYPD120Pct. #BacktheBlue pic.twitter.com/xYLOtUZvdQ
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) January 20, 2022
We are extremely fortunate that our @NYPD48Pct brother was able to leave the hospital the same night he was shot while keeping New Yorkers safe. Praying for a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/vWoq7YegTT
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) January 19, 2022
Recently sworn-in Mayor Eric Adams vowed to make public safety the cornerstone of his administration following Bill de Blasio’s tenure in office.
“What is it going to take before we finally realize that we are endangering the lives of children by allowing children to carry guns that they are using on children,” Adams asked at a press conference.
“I’ve been privileged to lead the NYPD for 18 days, and it is the second time I’ve had to come to the hospital for an officer shot,” added NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell. “It underscores there are too many illegal guns on the streets of New York City, and all too often those who are carrying them are young.”
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