Too many of these stories have been written this year. And yes, there has been a substantial rise in the murder of police officers across the country over the last several years.
Yesterday, another of New York’s finest was gunned down by a thug with a long rap sheet. Another cop was shot and is listed in serious condition:
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said around 2:45 p.m., a woman called a 911 to report that a man had broken into her apartment on Beach Avenue in the Van Nest section of the Bronx.
The call went over radio dispatch and patrol units from the 43rd Precinct responded, but the suspect had fled by the time police arrived at the apartment, O’Neill said.
Around 2:52 p.m., officers in a marked patrol car found the suspect’s vehicle at Noble and Bronx River avenues – about half a mile from the site of the initial call, O’Neill said.
Officers approached the vehicle at 1575 Bronx River Ave., and when they did, the suspect – identified as Manuel Rosales, 35 — opened fire with a .35 (sic)-caliber semiautomatic handgun, O’Neill said. The two sergeants were struck.
This is awful. Watch the video and you’ll find out more about Rosales.
SEVENTEEN prior arrests.
RIP, Sgt. Tuozzolo. Get well soon, Sgt. Kwo.
Rot in prison, dirtbag Rosales.