NYC Public Advocate's Statement On The Death Of Nypd Officer Wilbert Mora

January 25th, 2022

Press Release

"Friday’s tragedy has taken another life today with the passing of Officer Wilbert Mora. I pray for his family as the city stands with them in mourning, in opposition to this gun violence, and in commitment to ending it.

"In this moment of tragedy, I want to extend gratitude in grief to Officers Rivera and Mora for their service and bravery. They responded to an urgent call for help from a fellow New Yorker, and I know that when the next call comes, NYPD officers will face great risk to answer it - we cannot forget that.

"When gun violence strikes, the pain and trauma resonate around and remain with a neighborhood, a community. Like law enforcement officers, the community has a role in preventing gun violence, and like the communities they serve, law enforcement feels the tragic impact of that violence.

"As elected officials, we have a moral obligation to do all we can to combat this violence in all its forms and save lives. As New Yorkers, we have a moral obligation to support one another in hardship and loss, and to unite in the shared goal of protecting, promoting, and producing public safety."

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