January 7, 2014
By Mayor Bill De Blasio
On January 6 a team of our officers displayed extraordinary bravery, going above and beyond the call to protect their fellow New Yorkers. We thank these officers for their commitment to serving our city, including answering the call after their shift had ended.
Two of our officers – Officers Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellerano – suffered wounds in the performance of their duties, and the hearts and prayers of a grateful city go out to those two fine men and their loved ones. The entire City of New York stands with these officers and their families as they recover from these injuries.
This incident was yet another reminder of how profoundly important the work of our police officers is, as well as the seriousness of the dangers they face every day in the line of duty. We depend on them to keep this whole city safe, and they do it with great skill and professionalism. I also commend the investigators for their smart, thorough detective work as they pieced together the facts of the case, and everyday New Yorkers for providing more than two dozen tips to the Police Department — all of which helped bring suspects into custody earlier today.”