Open Thread: Thank You, NYPD Officers

The team at Sheepshead Bites would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Captain Al Pizzano, Detective Kenneth Ayala, Detective Mike Keenan and Police Officer Matthew Granahan – the four officers wounded in the weekend shootout at 3301 Nostrand Avenue.

Although, as part of our reporting, we often find ourselves spotlighting problems within the department or airing the complaints of our readers, we recognize that any individuals we report on are often the exception, not the rule. In working with members of our local precinct over the years, it is clear that, though problems do exist, it is equally clear the force is made up largely of caring, concerned individuals who do important work under incredible pressures.

And so, in light of the unfortunate circumstances that occurred this weekend, when four officers had a brush with death while protecting the public, we thank those members of New York’s Finest who do great work and put their lives on the line day in and day out.

Thank you for your service, officers.