January 9 2015
– There was unity in the sentiment that flowed through the crowd, which included members of the 100th Precinct community, from Breezy Point to Arverne. The vigil, organized by Councilman Eric Ulrich and the 100th Precinct Community Council, was supposed to be held outside, but chilly temperatures and wind moved the crowd inside to the muster room of the precinct. Community members held candles and signs and had a moment of silence as they paid respect to Detectives Liu and Ramos, who were assassinated in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014.
Those who gathered also remembered the fallen officers of the 100th Precinct, who gave their lives while serving the community over the years, including Patrolman John Kennedy – killed December 3, 1922; Patrolman Hubert Allen – killed August 5, 1927; Patrolman Arthur Fash – August 4, 1928 and Police Officer Joey Alcamo – killed March 26, 1992.
Councilman Ulrich, 100th Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo, State Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Captain Adelman, Queens South and Commander David Barrere took turns acknowledging the sacrifice of the police while also praising the support from residents in the 100th Precinct.
“Each and every day, the men and women of the NYPD risk their safety to protect their fellow New Yorkers,” Ulrich said. “In the wake of the recent shootings, it’s important to remember our fallen heroes and to say thank you for making New York the safest big city in America.”
“The Precinct Community Council has always been supportive of our men and women in blue, and we’re glad to partner with our elected officials and the community to demonstrate that support,” Ruscillo said.
A previous vigil was held in Flushing at the 107th Precinct last week. Members of the Rockaway community made the trip and attended that service as well.