Throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, American police officers have gotten used to being disrespected and vilified on a regular basis. That’s why it came as a welcome surprise to them this week when it was revealed that President-elect made a beautiful move to honor a fallen cop right after he won the election.
The New York Post reported that Trump called slain NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo’s widow on Thursday morning to personally offer his “condolences” on the day thousands showed up to her husband’s funeral.
“I’m very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time,” Trump told the grieving woman, according to a source. “I want to express my condolences from me and my family.”
Tuozzolo, a 35 year-old father of two, was shot dead last week by 35-year-old ex-con Manuel Rosales after he responded to calls of a burglary. Friends described the 19-year veteran of the force as a “family man” and “protector” who was willing to do anything he could to save lives.
Unlike Obama, Trump has been an outspoken supporter of the NYPD, going so far as to mention them in his victory speech on Tuesday night.
“Law enforcement in New York City. They are here tonight. They are spectacular people,” he said. “Sometimes underappreciated, unfortunately — but we appreciate them.”
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