Decorated NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday with his stricken family at his hospital bedside — leaving an entire city awash in grief.Modal TriggerOfficer Brian MoorePhoto: Reuters
President Obama, speaking at Lehman College, declared “New York’s Finest lost one of its own today,” and that Moore came from a family of police officers who “deserve our gratitude and our prayers not just today but every day. They’ve got a tough job.”
Modal TriggerMoore’s father salutes the passing ambulance carrying his son.Photo: Mike Shain
Modal TriggerThe weapon used to kill Officer Brian Moore.Photo: DCPI
“Policing is never easy,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday evening. “At this time in America, it’s even more difficult … I’ve been doing this for almost 50 years, and it never gets easier, and I’ve heard this at almost every police death, ‘Why is it always the good ones?’ Maybe the reason it’s always the good ones is because there are so many good ones.”
Will there be crowds in the street brandishing signs that say "All Lives Matter"? Will Sharpton be speaking out against the actions of this black criminal that killed Officer Moore? Will there be a DOJ investigation into the rights of this officer's rights being violated?
Moore was on duty Saturday with his partner Eric Jansen, 30, as part of an anti-crime unit in Queens Village when he was shot at 6:15 p.m., police said.Moore and Jansen were in an unmarked patrol car when they saw a man on the street adjusting something in the waistband of his pants that appeared to be a gun, Bratton said Saturday night.
When the officers told the man to stop, he turned, pulled out a gun and began shooting into the car, Bratton said.
Moore was shot in the face. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery.
The suspect, identified as Demetrius Blackwell, fled on foot and was later arrested.
Bratton said Blackwell has a long arrest record.
Moore is the third NYPD officer killed in the line of duty in the past six months.
How long in this thread before someone stands up for the criminal in this story? I mean long arrest record, and appeared to have a gun in his waistband? I mean, "No probable cause" right? To these people that argue this crap, the officer 'got what he deserved' right? Disgusting....
And third officer killing in six months? But it's not a dangerous job though...