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Trump calls widow of slain NYPD officer, offers his condolences

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Police Officers present a flag to Lisa Tuozzolo, center, after a funeral service for her husband Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo outside St. Rose of Lima church Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Massapequa, N.Y. Tuozzolo was killed Friday in a gun fight in the Bronx. A second sergeant was wounded, and the gunman was killed. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Police Officers present a flag to Lisa Tuozzolo, center, after a funeral service for her husband Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo outside St. Rose of Lima church Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Massapequa, N.Y. Tuozzolo was killed Friday in a gun fight in the Bronx. A second sergeant was wounded, and the gunman was killed.
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


Two days after winning the presidential election, Donald Trump called the widow of a slain NYPD officer to offer his condolences.

Trump reportedly said to Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo’s widow: “I’m very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.”

President-elect Donald Trump listens during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President-elect Donald Trump listens during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The NY Post reports that Tuozzolo was shot and killed last week by an ex-con, while he was responding to a report of a break-in.

Yesterday at his funeral on Long Island- which was attended by thousands of fellow officers from across the county — Tuozzolo was remembered as an “American hero, a family man and protector.”

The 19-year vet was laid to rest at the St. Charles and Resurrection Cemetery in East Farmingdale. The married, father of two was 41 years old.

It’s not surprising Trump made the phone call to the grieving widow. He’s been a fierce supporter of the NYPD and even mentioned the Dept in his victory speech Tuesday night, the Post reported.

The President-elect made a point to recognize the men and women in blue from his city, saying they’re spectacular people and “we appreciate them.”

 

 

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