In the wake of the tragic murder of NYPD Officer Myosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the department who was shot and killed as she sat inside a mobile command unit in the Bronx last Wednesday morning, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to invest $1.3 million towards installing bullet-resistant door panels, window inserts and other safety features on all 72 command vehicles used by NYPD personnel.
“Together, as we mourn the loss of Officer Familia, we are reminded of our sense of community and that the safety of our men and women in blue who patrol our City every day to protect the lives of New Yorkers is paramount,” Mayor de Blasio said in a statement. “The investment builds on this Administration’s previous commitment towards outfitting NYPD patrol vehicles with safety measures that allow our officers to do their jobs, and it is fundamental that we continue to identify ways to keep them safe.”
At 12:30 a.m. on July 5, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds walked up to the passenger side of a NYPD mobile command vehicle …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life