Mineola, NY - May 4, 2015 - James Carver, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, issued a statement following the death of New York City Police Officer Brian Moore, 25, who died today, two days after being shot in the head on a Queens street by a felon with a long arrest record:
"The murder of Officer Moore, who was only 25 years old but had already served five years on the NYPD, was a horrific act of cowardice against a young man who stood only to protect the community and had put his life on the line to protect the health and safety of others. He comes from a long line of police officers. That includes his father and uncle, who are retired NYPD. Several of his cousins are on police forces in Long Island towns. Officer Moore was a life-long resident of Massapequa where he always made his neighbors feel safe."
"The recent acts of violence against police officers will not be tolerated by the officers or the communities they serve and protect. We often forget the dangerous nature of this job. Let us keep this foremost in our minds as we go about our daily lives. While we mourn Officer Moore's untimely death, let us also celebrate the life of service he lived and the people who he made so proud.
"My colleague Pat Lynch, president of the NYC PBA, has the deepest support of thousands of police officers living and serving on Long Island in these dark and troubled times.
"We stand with Officer Moore's family in the days that follow as they go through the painful process of laying the young man to rest and we stand by to assist them in any way we can."