Hundreds of officers from over 50 departments join police caravan to support NYPD
Over 50 police departments from across the Hudson Valley showed their support for their brothers and sisters of the NYPD on Sunday.
Hundreds of officers caravanned to the 32nd Precinct in Harlem in support of two of their own: 22-year-old NYPD officer Jason Rivera who was killed in the line of duty and 27-year-old NYPD officer Wilbert Mora, who is hospitalized after being critically wounded while answering a domestic disturbance call on Thursday.
Yonkers was just one of dozens of police departments that made the 30-minute trip from the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla down to the city.
Police officers from our area brought wreaths, food, cards and a contribution to the fund that has been created to help the two officers' families.
Local law enforcement officials say this was more than just a trip to bring donations and items. It was also to send a message to the NYPD that police in the Hudson Valley stand with their brothers and sisters in blue, especially during this very difficult time. "It's important to show NYPD that they're family, The north of New York City community cares about what happened and we're headed down to 32 to lend our support," says Sgt. James Dress of the Westchester County Police Department.