The Chief
December 7, 2007

FOR THE RECORD

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association last week slammed Medical Examiner Dr. Charles S. Hirsch's decision to not reclassify the death of a Police Officer who toiled at Ground Zero because he didn't start working there until Sept. 13, 2001.

"This Medical Examiner has been politicized," PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said. "Police Officer Godbee's death was a result of a criminal act and should be classified as a homicide. It is no different from dying from a bullet wound days or years later."