BSO HONORING SLAIN NYPD OFFICER
Posted At: 12/18/2011 03:43 PM
A moment of silence will be observed on all BSO law enforcement and fire rescue radio dispatch channels at 11 a.m. Monday, December 19th, the scheduled start of the funeral for New York Police Department Officer Peter Figoski.
Officer Figoski, 47, was killed in the line of duty last Monday while answering a robbery-in-progress call in Brooklyn. Officer Figoski was shot in the face by one of the robbers. A decorated veteran of the NYPD, Officer Figoski was the father of four daughters 14 to 20 years of age.
Sheriff Al Lamberti was contacted by the NYPD and retired officers of the 10-13 club, who asked him to officially commemorate the death of Officer Figoski. Last year, members of the club presented Sheriff Lamberti with a fragment of steel cut from the rubble of the World Trade Center. The steel is on permanent display in the lobby of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Building, BSO’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
“At every BSO memorial service we mention any line-of-duty deaths that have occurred across the country,” Sheriff Lamberti said. “It’s important to recognize their sacrifice and it reminds all of us that public safety work is both rewarding and dangerous.”
THIS REPORT BY:
Jim Leljedal / PIO
PIO # 11-12-26
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