West New York cops honored by town, donate $5k to American Cancer Society

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The West New York Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and Police Sergeant’s Association (PSA) donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society, while the town painted a thin blue line on 60th Street near Town Hall to show their solidarity with the department.

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In an event that supported both Breast Cancer Awareness month and the local police, PBA President Thomas Mannion called the SWAT team up to the podium before presenting Mayor Felix Roque and Commissioners Sue Colacurcio and Gabriel Rodriguez an enlarged photo of the last time they were in action as at thank you for their continued support.

Roque then offered some words commending the officers for what they do on a day-to-day basis.

“When I wake up in the morning, I can imagine how a family feels, whether its a female or a male police officer, goes out of the house not knowing if they’re going to come back alive,” said Roque, who went on to say he is “blessed” for having the department that he has.

Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32), a childhood friend of Mannion, also gave her vote of confidence to the boys in blue.

“Everyday when I go out in the morning, I pray for my kids, but I always keep my friends, I love Tom to death, but I keep the police officer close to me because I pray to God what happens when I hear the crazy stories that are happening across out country, that distrust in police force, I pray to God that I never have to go through that in my district, especially in my town.”

After accepting the $5,000 check from the West New York PBA and PSA, who also had assistance from Synergy Sports and Rehabilitation, American Cancer Society Community Events Senior Manager Nancy Damato explained why this donation goes a long way.

Colacurcio and Roque then presented Police Director Robert Antolos with a proclamation from the town dedicating the thin blue street line to the police department, which the director graciously accepted by thanking many officials and officers at the podium.

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    • It seems to me sir that you are someone that unfortunately fell through the cracks as your spelling, grammar and capitalization are atrocious. I am sorry that the school system failed you miserably, but more likely, you’ve failed yourself. You have not taken advantage of the many opportunities that the town offers to students. You’ve probably also been arrested several times for being a pariah to the community and harbor negative feelings. Become a productive member of society before speaking ill of those that put their lives on the line daily to ensure the safety of others. Your statement was crass and disgusting. YOU sir, are the joke Mr. Clown.

      • wny citizen sir I have the most respect for police. but lately the w.n.y. new addiction of officers I’m not to sure about I believe they don’t do it for the love of the law, the people or the town,i believe they do it for the ego trip, they are no where near the careing the way the officers that have been here the longest do.I remember the officers driving up and down the town,durning day or night,easy to talk to and respect went both ways.

  1. Lola: I’m 100% positive that you haven’t had interactions with all of the new officers, so your blanket assessment is unfair. If you had a bad experience with one, I believe that is no reason to paint all with a single brush. Some of us feel that since we lived in town 20+ years, we are entitled to “breaks” or to determine how things go. When they don’t, then it’s them and not us. That is also unfair. Times are changing and bad guys don’t care about you, me or the cops. A guy from WNY was involved in stabbing a Newark cop this week. Did that upset you? Embarrass you? Did you post about it on Social Media and denounce it? I’all bet the answer is a big fat no. I find the new rookies very professional and smart. Their ambitious and eager to learn. I don’t need cops talking to me daily about weather and the game. I want them talking to that weirdo lurking in front of my building or hanging in the park or driving like a maniac or disturbing my quality of life. They’ve got more important things to do! Yet, they do all of the above and still talk to residents and kids. We expect more and more from them, but find a way to complain. Next time you see one of the newer officers, say, “Hello. Have a good day and may God keep you safe.” I bet you won’t get a bad reaction.

  2. ues mr wnycitizen are a racist.
    uors post says it all. wnycitizen where can we meet to talk?

    WNYCitizen
    November 5, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    It seems to me sir that you are someone that unfortunately fell through the cracks as your spelling, grammar and capitalization are atrocious. I am sorry that the school system failed you miserably, but more likely, you’ve failed yourself. You have not taken advantage of the many opportunities that the town offers to students. You’ve probably also been arrested several times for being a pariah to the community and harbor negative feelings. Become a productive member of society before speaking ill of those that put their lives on the line daily to ensure the safety of others. Your statement was crass and disgusting. YOU sir, are the joke Mr. Clown.

    • Wow! I see that you also failed Social Studies Phil. Race was never mentioned or alluded to in my post. Racist? You are really reaching sir. My 3rd grade teacher told me to never use a word if you can’t spell it and if you don’t know the definition or how to use it. By those standards, you should not write or speak again. On a final note, I decline your offer to meet. That is, of course, unless you want to meet at the police station so that you could apologize to the brave men and women of the WNYPD for your disparaging remarks about them. What do you say Phil?

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