New York Police Union Asks Mayor Not To Attend Cop Funerals
I, _____________________, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am killed in the line of duty. Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito’s consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer’s memory and sacrifice.
They object to the mayor having said he gave his black son “the talk” about the role of police in black people’s lives. Patrick Lynch, head of the PBA, says the mayor threw cops “under the bus.”[su_center_ad]