New York Governor, Politicos, Issue Statement Mourning Death of NYPD Officer Moore

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NYPD Officer Moore

Governor Andrew Cuomo released the following statement this afternoon:

“The shooting of Officer Brian Moore over the weekend was a deplorable act of violence that has robbed New York of one of its finest. As a member of the NYPD, Officer Moore put the safety of his fellow New Yorkers before his own, and we will remember his service with gratitude and pride. I join with all New Yorkers in mourning his passing and send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”

Meanwhile Mayor Bill de Blasio said: "Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of Police Officer Brian Moore. For five years, Brian served with distinction and he put his life on the line each day to keep us all safe. On Saturday, he made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the people of New York City. During this tragic time, New Yorkers must come together to support the Moore family in any way we can, and on behalf of a grateful city, Chirlane and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Moore family and to the entire NYPD family."

“I am deeply saddened over the tragic killing of Officer Brian Moore," Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network said, in a statement. "Officer Moore was a five-year decorated veteran of the New York City Police Department and served the city with courage and distinction. At just 25 years old, his life was cut short by a senseless act of violence. Any time an officer is killed in the line of duty it is a reminder to us all of the risks police officers take every single day they walk the beat.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Office Moore’s family, friends and fellow officers.”

Separately, in a statement, Queens Borough President Melinda katz said, of Moore, who died in a Queens hospital: “This was an unprovoked attack and cold-blooded murder of Police Officer Brian Moore, one of our City’s Finest, in the line of duty.  We deeply mourn this terrible loss. Any attack on our officers is an attack on our society.  It is to be condemned in every sense of the word, and the person responsible must be held fully accountable.  Our officers deserve the utmost respect for their devotion and the very real dangers they face day-in and day-out in the selfless mission to protect our city. We must take care in remembering this daily, not just in the fresh tears amidst tragedy.  We must honor the heroism and ultimate sacrifice rendered by both Police Officer Moore and his dedicated family, who have our prayers and thoughts at this time, and who will have the City’s continuous support.”

Council Member Jumaane Williams who represents Brooklyn's 45th District, is a leading voice on Police reform and co-chairs the Task Force on Gun Violence. In statement he said: "I was extremely distraught to hear that Officer Brian Moore lost the fight for his life this afternoon. It is a very sad day for the New York Police Department and the city as a whole. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family and friends of Officer Moore and the entire force, who have to deal with this extremely painful loss. At just 25-years-old, Officer Moore's death is something our City cannot accept as just another tragedy. By all accounts, Officer Moore and his partner were doing all we ask of them by interacting with people reasonably suspected of having a weapon. They had the dangerous task of engaging potentially armed persons and trying to get weapons off the street. This was the job we asked of them and they did it with pride, but now Officer Moore is dead.

"My hope is that this tragedy forces us to find that intersection of support for our men and women of the NYPD, who face potential danger every day, and our overwhelming access to guns and penchant for violence. How many New Yorkers and Americans have to die before we adequately deal with gun violence? And how many police officers like Officer Moore - who was only 25 years of age and only 5 years on the job - have to die in the line of duty.

"We must mourn the loss of a life taken too soon. We must, also, demand change."


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