"I offer and extend my prayers to the family of the NYPD officer killed tonight, to the officer fighting for his life, and to their fellow officers at the 32nd Precinct and across the city. These men answered a plea for help, both risked and one lost their life, all while trying to protect another New Yorker’s safety as countless officers across our city do each day.
"Sometimes in the face of tragedy, words fail, and feelings overlap. Shock, that an officer who went to work today to protect New Yorkers will never come home and another lays critically injured in a hospital bed. Grief, for a family, a community, a city. Anger, that the plague of gun violence continues to take a devastating toll. And resolve, to not accept tragedy as normal — to support those in pain tonight, treat the trauma to come, and prevent nights like this one from happening again."