NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD’s memorial wall at 1 Police Plaza now bears 18 new names.
“Eighteen names means 18 heroes,” Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated.
On Wednesday, the division honored these of its personal killed within the line of obligation between 1869 and 1981.
“We’re right here to offer closure to the households of those males and to make sure their sacrifices are by no means misplaced in time,” stated NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill.
“Their sacrifices weren’t correctly memorialized by our NYPD household. That wasn’t proper, however in the present day that modifications,” he added.
Bob O’Donnell’s nice grandfather, Patrolman Brian O’Donnell, died a century in the past throughout a foot chase.
“What’s higher than this? Seeing our hero lastly honored by everyone,” he stated.
Carla Caccavale’s father, Det. George Caccavale, was 33 when he was killed throughout an armed theft in 1976. She was solely 20 days previous.
“It was proud second and it was an emotional second. So I do want my mom was right here to see it,” she advised WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.
Her mom handed away seven years in the past.
“Now I can relaxation straightforward understanding my father has now been memorialized the best way he must be,” she stated.