The former NYPD police officer and now New York City mayor Eric Adams consider being alive after 22 years in service as his greatest achievement in law enforcement.
Adams said coming alive after every shift as a police officer is always a gift for him.
The new mayor of Big Apple made the statement as he offer condolences to the family of NYPD rookie cop Jason Rivera, 22 who was shot dead while answering a domestic dispute call with two other police officers at an apartment in Harlem.
“This was just not an attack on three brave officers,,” Adams said Friday, just hours after the death of Rivera.
“This was an attack on the city of New York. It is an attack on the children and families of this city,” Adams added.
In view of the death of Rivera, Adams declared war on violence, war on apathy, war on anybody who would shoot someone sworn to protect and serve, war on anyone who would shoot a baby in the face.
“A gun on our street is a threat to our safety,” he said.
“And we must do everything possible to remove that gun,” he added.