President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday honored two New York Police Department officers who were killed in an ambush responding to a 911 call in Harlem and the rookie cop who took down the gunman.
At a White House ceremony, they were awarded the Medal of Valor, the nation’s highest honor for bravery by a public safety officer.
‘Our nation’s forever in debt for their loved ones and the sacrifice they made on behalf of their fellow citizens,’ Biden said, as he recounted the story of the ‘dark day’ for New York City last year, when officers Wilbert Mora and his partner Jason Rivera were gunned down while responding to a call.
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The mother of NYPD officer Wilbert Mora, who was killed in the line of duty along with his partner in January 2022, was not impressed by Joe Biden.
The mother, Gabina Mora, received the award on behalf of her deceased son.
Her reaction to Joe Biden went viral!
NYPD officer Wilbert Mora and his police partner Jason Rivera were shot Jan. 21, 2022, while responding to a call about a family dispute in a Harlem apartment. Officer Sumit Sulan shot and killed the gunman, ending the deadly encounter moments after it began. Rivera died that night, Mora was pronounced dead four days later.
‘That terrible day when the bullets started flying, Detective Sulan had only been with the 32nd Precinct tor two months – two months. But he jumped in action. He shielded the mother and brother from gunfire, then drew his weapon and fired twice, hitting the gunman and ending the incident.
‘A very dark day for the city of New York could have been more even more tragic, with a much higher body count if it weren’t for Detective Sulan,’ Biden said.
The fallen cops were no strangers to tensions between the NYPD and some of the communities they police; they’d both seen it growing up. Both sought to be catalysts of change when they became police officers, but neither got the chance they deserved, gunned down during a spate of shootings of police officers in 2022 in the city.
Biden, who recently announced he’d seek reelection, has spoken of the need to reform how police interact with communities, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the deaths of other Black people at the hands of police.
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