NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD sergeant was promoted to lieutenant Friday, almost 4 months after he was shot in his leg in a capturing that value one other sergeant his life.
As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, promotion ceremonies typically depart officers wistful. However Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo, who was promoted to lieutenant, sat within the viewers wistful for an additional purpose.
His mentor, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, died defending him final November in a shootout with a violent suspect within the Bronx.
The hero sergeant’s remaining act was to shout, “Gun!”
“Due to the sacrifice of my pal, my mentor, I’m capable of be a lieutenant at this time.” Kwo stated.
Tuozzolo and Kwo have been responding to a home name final week when the suspect fired. Kwo was shot within the leg.
The suspect, profession felony Manuel Rosales, was killed when officers returned hearth.
Tuozzolo’s spouse, Lisa – who has not spoken publicly because the capturing – stated her household has grown within the time since with the help and steerage of the women and men of the NYPD.
“Paul’s sacrifice can solely happen if one thing good comes out of it,” Lisa Tuozzolo stated.
Tuozzolo, forty one, was a married father of two younger boys. He had 19 years on the drive and will have retired in lower than a yr.