Originally published: wset.com
BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS) – Members of local law enforcement are back home after a quick trip to Brooklyn, New York.
Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and Major Ricky Gardner traveled north to show support for an officer taken too soon.
NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu was shot alongside his partner Rafael Ramos as the two sat in their marked patrol car.
We sat down with the sheriff about what this trip meant to the long serving leader.
“It was a very humbling experience and I’ve been to law enforcement officers, deputy’s funerals, trooper’s funerals, federal agent’s funerals and it’s always a sad feeling, a feeling of loss, we are a family, we are a big family,” Sheriff Brown.
Thousands joined Brown and Gardner in honoring the fallen police officer Sunday.
While many officers in New York say they feel a lack of support from government leaders, namely Mayor Bill de Blasio following the recent officer involved shootings, they say they’ll continue working to keep their city safe.
Originally published: wsls.com