NYPD, Long Island Community Mourn Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo of Huntington, Killed In Bronx

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New York Police Department, fellow officers, local elected officials and countless community members from throughout the region mourned the loss of NYPD Sgt. Paul J. Tuozzolo Saturday, who was gunned down in the line of duty Friday afternoon by an ex-con from Brentwood.Tuozzolo, 41, a father of two and 19-year police veteran from Huntington, was fatally shot in the head Friday by 35-year-old Manuel Rosales, of Brentwood, while responding to reports of an armed home invasion at the residence of Rosales’ estranged wife in the Bronx, according to police.Rosales opened fire at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday following a pursuit by Tuozzolo and other officers after Rosales fled in a red Jeep, police said. A second NYPD sergeant, Emmanuel Kwo, 30, a nine-year veteran of the department, had been shot in the leg by Rosales and was released from Jacobi Medical Center Saturday morning. NYS Corrections Department records detail multiple felonies throughout the years for Rosales, ranging from criminal possession of stolen property to assault and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle—with more than a dozen arrests in Suffolk, according to reports. Rosales was killed in a subsequent shootout with police Friday. An outpouring of support for Tuozzolo and Kwo—who were both based out of the department’s 43rd Precinct—flooded social media Friday night and Saturday, with fellow NYPD officers, brass, elected officials, and countless members of the public sending prayers and well-wishes for the officers and their families. A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Huntington Village Saturday afternoon.“As we place mourning bands on the shields that sit over our hearts and purple and black bunting hangs on the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx we ask you take a moment to remember Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo,” the NYPD posted on Facebook. “Sergeant Tuozzolo was shot and killed as he went into harm’s way to protect the people of NYC, something your NYPD cops do everyday. Please say a prayer for him, for the family he left behind, and join us in our vow to never forget.”“#NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, 41, was shot and killed today while keeping the people of #NYC safe. Please keep him & his family in your thoughts,” tweeted NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, along with a photo of the slain officer.“NYC & the NYPD family are in mourning tonight. We’ve lost a good and devoted man, who committed his life to protecting us,” tweeted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Tuozzolo.“Our hearts go out” to Tuozzolo’s family, Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James Carver said in a statement, calling the Huntington resident “a neighbor as well as a law enforcement brother,” and continuing that his death and the wounding of Kwo “saddens their brother and sister police officers in Nassau County and throughout the nation.“This incident again illustrates for the public the dangerous duty undertaken by police officers every day,” he added. “It is a sad day for law enforcement.”Friends and neighbors of Tuozzolo described him as a caring family man devoted to his wife and two young children.“Great guy, good family man, great person, great neighbor, you know, he was a great guy,” one neighbor, Donny Clark told ABC7. “I know he has two little kids and they are young so, they are going to be traumatized for the rest of their lives, it’s so sad.”Tuozzolo is the latest NYPD officer to be killed in the line of duty since 33-year-old Det. Randolph A. Holder was fatally shot in the head while pursuing a suspect on Oct. 20, 2015, according to Officer Down Memorial Page, which records law enforcement deaths throughout the country. In May of that year, the department lost 25-year-old Officer Brian Moore, of Massapequa, who was fatally shot in the head while sitting in his unmarked police car in Queens Village. The five-year NYPD veteran’s murder was preceded by the fatal December 2014 ambush of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, while in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant.Tuozzolo’s slaying comes during a year that’s witnessed a 78-percent spike in shooting deaths of police and an increase in fatal “ambush-style” attacks—such as a July ambush in Dallas that killed five officers and another 10 days later in Baton Rouge, La. that killed three—according to a mid-year analysis of law enforcement fatalities by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Main Art: NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, of Huntington, was killed in the line of duty by an ex-con from Brentwood on Nov. 4, 2016. (Photo: NYPD Facebook profile)last_img read more

Bowling alley in financial pinch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.– As part of Region 6, Thunder Bowl Lanes was able to open its doors in mid–June, but that doesn’t mean the business’s woes are gone.Not only is the guest capacity limited to a quarter of its pre–pandemic size, the alley’s also operating at a subpar season. According to co–owner John Snyder, the business’s peak months are in the fall to early spring, when people look for more indoor activities. He says he lost out on about 38 percent of annual revenue from the closure. Despite this, he says he won’t be joining the lawsuit recently filed against Governor Whitmer by the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Tractor show continues at full-steamNext Alpena Medilodge throws parade for patientslast_img read more

Barnes fined for ‘inappropriate language’ directed at Harden’s mom

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers forward Matt Barnes told reporters at the Friday morning shootaround ahead of Game 3 against the Houston Rockets that he expected to get fined for remarks made to a fan — who turned out to be the mother of Rockets’ star James Harden — in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinals series Wednesday at Toyota Center in Houston.Sure enough, he was fined $50,000 by the NBA for what it termed inappropriate language directed at a fan.“We’ve made our peace,” Barnes said before the fine became official, of he and Harden’s mother, Monja Willis. “We’ve spoken twice since the incident. She said something, I said something back.”• Photos: Clippers rout Rockets 124-99 in Game 3 Barnes said he had gotten wind of what supposedly went down.“I’ve heard speculation as to what I allegedly said, which is crazy,” he said. “Crazy, untrue, crazy. But it is what it is.”Barnes wouldn’t say what was actually said.“That’s between her and I,” he said.Barnes had just received a technical foul late in the first quarter Wednesday after bumping Harden. Barnes said he didn’t know who was chirping at him.center_img “I had no idea who it was,” he said. “I didn’t find out who it was until I was on the bus. But I saw D.J. (DeAndre Jordan) speak to her at halftime … and I was like, ‘Who was that?’ He’s like, ‘James Harden’s mom.’“I was like, ‘Oh, God, that’s going to make it a hundred times worse.’ I don’t know her, I don’t really know James too well and like I said, we’ve made our peace and we’re focused on winning this game.”Barnes said he received a “tongue-lashing” from Clippers coach Doc Rivers. But Rivers would not say much about that prior to tip-off.“I’m not going to talk about that much,” he said. “I just was not pleased. I made that clear. And I made it clear to Matt and the entire team. So I’m just going to leave it at that.”All that said, Barnes — speaking in generalities — doesn’t like the idea that fans can say whatever they want without suffering any repercussions.“Well, what’s crazy is they can say anything and everything from things about our kids to our wives to anything and we say one thing and they run and tell, and next thing you know, I’m probably going to get fined $25,000,” he said, before knowing it was $50,000. “So, I think I heard D.J. say and D-Wade said it before, you know, we’re human, too. You know what I mean?“But they can pick and prod us like animals in a cage and run and tell when we respond. So if you don’t want nothing said to you, don’t say nothing to begin with.”Harden talked briefly about the incident at the Rockets’ morning shootaround.“Any situation where you’re talking about somebody else’s parents, that’s just disrespectful,” Harden said. “I’m focused on Game 3 and we’re very focused and locked in. There will be some great intensity tonight.”Rockets find mojoHouston coach Kevin McHale was become quite the cool quote. He was asked Friday morning about his team getting its mojo back in time to win Game 2, which the Rockets trailed by nine points at halftime and by 13 early in the third quarter before emerging with a 115-109 win.“Mojo is a tricky thing,” he said. “It comes and goes like the weather, brother. When you got it, you can run through traffic. When you don’t have it, you can’t cross the street. Hopefully, you have it.”McHale on CP3You might be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of Chris Paul’s than McHale.“Great ball handler, great decision maker, makes great shots, tough kid,” he said of Paul, who started Friday’s game after missing the first two with a strained left hamstring. “He’ll grind it out and get after you. Chris Paul has been a tough competitor his entire career in the NBA and has been one of the top point guards in the league for years for a reason. He’s a damn good player.”Staff Writer Mark Medina contributed to this reportlast_img read more