Police departments vigilant after NYPD slayings
Police departments in Nassau and Suffolk say they are taking extra precautions in the wake of the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn Saturday.
Nassau's PBA President James Carver says his department has lost officers of its own and shares the pain of its New York City counterpart.
Carver says Saturday's police murders demonstrate the difficult climate police are dealing with throughout the nation.
Officials say that they are still concerned over threats made against police, even with higher levels of awareness in both counties.
"Precautions or not, police officers always place their lives on the line," Carver says. "There's no such thing as a routine encounter with the public."