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

Townsville agents reel in accolades at international awards

first_imgRay White Commercial Townsville agent Troy Townsend said the teams effort combined with local business confidence had allowed the office to excel in the past year. “Our team has put in a really huge effort in the past 12 months and it’s satisfying to be acknowledged at an International level,” Mr Townsend said. “Our Townsville office won eight awards and has completed the largest number of commercial transactions in the region with over 200 deals completed within the last 12 months. “There is definitely a noticeable improvement in local business confidence which is translating to an up uptake in commercial space.” Ray White Commercial Townsville agent Troy Townsend.Mr Towsend took home the awards for team excellence in community contribution, number one client satisfaction award performer, number one for amount of transactions, Number five for amount of leasing transactions and Elite performer in the top 3 per cent of agents in Ray White Group. Ray White Commercial Townsville agent Tony Parker won the premier sales award and Stacie Stockham was named property manager of the year and received the award for number one property management growth in Revenue. “Stacie has risen to the top of her profession after starting with the group only 13 months ago,” Mr Townsend said. Ray White Commercial Head of Agency Operations Michael McCullagh said he was proud of every member and their achievements for the 2018-19 financial year.“Real estate last year had its challenges and I’m incredibly proud of how we stood by our values and our client-centric approach and still delivered some fantastic results,” Mr McCullagh said. “This is a celebration of individuals, teams and offices that we’re delighted to recognise with the Ray White Commercial awards.“We now have the opportunity, potential and talent to go on and be a true commercial powerhouse across Australasia.”Ray White Commercial award winners 2019 — full list:Top Performers — Settled Sales and Leasing Fees: Michael Willems — Ray White Commercial Gold CoastTop Offices — Sales and Leasing Fees: Ray White Commercial QueenslandDirector’s Cup: Paul Butler and Paul Forrest — Ray White Commercial Noosa and Sunshine Coast NorthTeam Excellence in Community Contribution: Troy Townsend — Ray White Commercial TownsvilleOffice Administrator of the Year: Jessica Vella — Ray White Commercial QueenslandAdmin Team of the Year: Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor GroupMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Rising Star — Sales and Leasing: Tom Jones — Ray White Commercial (WA)Rising Star PM: Lauren Murphy — Ray White Commercial (WA)Property Manager of the Year: Stacie Stockham — Ray White Commercial TownsvilleProperty Manager Team of the Year: Ray White Commercial (WA)Auction Performer of the Year: Michael Willems — Ray White Commercial Gold CoastAuction Office of the Year: Ray White Commercial Gold CoastCutting Edge Award: Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor GroupTeam of the Year: Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor GroupMarketing Campaign of the year: Former Fairfax Media print site sale — $7.425MMarketing Excellence — Print Media: Tony Williams — Ray White Commercial QueenslandMarketing Excellence: Jared Johnson and Lachlan Marshall — Ray White Commercial QueenslandClient Satisfaction Award Performer: Troy Townsend — Ray White Commercial TownsvilleClient Satisfaction Award Office: Ray White Commercial TaurangaTop Performers — Number of Transactions: Troy Townsend — Ray White Commercial TownsvilleTop Offices — Leasing Fees: Ray White Commercial Gold CoastTop Performers — Leasing Fees: Scott Stephens — Ray White Commercial NSW — Sydney NorthTop Offices — Property Management Performance: Ray White Commercial Gold CoastProperty Management Growth — Revenue: Ray White Commercial TownsvilleProperty Management Growth — New Managements: Ray White Commercial South Sydney. READ MORE Spring in step of real estate market Ray White Commercial Townsville Team Names from left to right: Graeme Russell, Troy Townsend, Adrian Pascoe, Stacie Stockham, Peter MCCann, Alex Nicolosi, Tony Parker.LAST Friday night more than 150 guests descended on the Great Room in Brisbane’s W Hotel for the annual Ray White Commercial awards. The celebration recognised agents in the company from around Australia, New Zealand, America, Hong Kong and Malaysia.The Townsville office is understood to have brought home eight awards.READ MORE Auction event buzzing with active bidderslast_img read more