NYPD rookie cop Sumit Sulan who shot dead the person who killed Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora at a Harlem Apartment last January 21 was promoted to detective on Tuesday.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell proudly handed Sumit Sulan a new detective shield during a brief ceremony held at Police Headquarters.
“The actions of officer Sulan likely saved the lives of the other officers responding to that apartment,” Sewell said.
“Like his partners, he is an example that police officers are ordinary people who are called upon to do extraordinary things and they often do, risking everything,” Sewell added.
This morning, I had the honor of promoting Officer Sumit Sulan to the rank of detective as I spoke to the @nycpolicefdtn. Like Detectives Mora & Rivera, Sumit’s actions were heroic that fateful night. He was presented shield #332 — symbolizing three brothers from the @NYPD32Pct. pic.twitter.com/naa56hahDb
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) February 15, 2022
Earlier, President Joe Biden lauded Sulan, 27 for shooting dead Lashawn McNeil, 47, during a domestic violence call in Harlem.
“Stand up,” the president said, as he turned around and nodded to Officer Sumit Sulan, 27.
Biden also praised both Rivera and Mora during his visit to One Police Plaza.
“Their futures were cut short by a man with a stolen Glock and a 40-round magazine and I want to thank the man back to my left, I think he’s sitting right there, for taking him on.”
He said the death of the two police officers is a loss for New York and the entire nation.
“I don’t see any rationale why such a weapon [is] able to be purchased,” he said.
“It doesn’t violate anybody’s Second Amendment rights to deny that,” he added.