Saturday, February 20, 2021

High Praise for the Officers of the 109th Precinct of NYPD


Here is an email that I sent to the 109th Precinct which covers Flushing and most of northeastern Queens.

I highly praise the officers who responded at about 2:30 AM on Tuesday, February 16 after I called 911 to report that my wife, Karen Slutsky, was unresponsive.  They were especially kind and compassionate to me after medics confirmed that she passed away.  They explained all the procedures that needed to be followed at that time.  The officers stayed with me until the funeral home came to pick up the body.  I neglected to get their names.

They are certainly New York’s finest.

Thank you very much for your service.


Here is the response from the Captain:

I am the Commanding Officer of the 109 Precinct. I truly appreciate you taking the time during such a difficult time in your life to acknowledge the compassionate response of our officers. Thank You. I’m incredibly proud to receive this news and we will identify the Officers and have this acknowledgment placed in their permanent personnel file. On a personal note, please accept my condolences on your loss. I will include you and your family in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything you need.


Sadly, there have been many high-profile situations when the police have acted inappropriately.  These situations often linger in the media for months if not years. 99.999% of the time police officers act honorably,  However, when police go beyond the call of duty, the media rarely reports it.

This is the first time I have ever had to use the services of the NYPD.  I am very satisfied with their performance.  I hope the police will not be defunded as it may prevent them from doing their job properly.

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