New York Daily News

December 13, 2014, 12:56 AM


 

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association takes cheap shot at Mayor de Blasio with 'Don't Insult My Sacrifice' form

 

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association hopes to establish enough mayoral opposition that will influence an arbitrator to side with police officers’ demands for bigger raises. However, the organization is only undercutting civil discourse in a challenging moment for the city and the nation.

BY DANIEL DISALVO

The NYPD’S biggest union offered city cops a chance to hold their grudges against Mayor de Blasio — all the way to the grave.

A form appeared Friday on the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association website for cops who want the mayor and Council Speaker barred from their potential line-of-duty funerals.

PBA offers forms for officers to request barring the mayor and city councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito from attending their funeral if they are killed in the line of duty.

“As a New York City police officer, (I) request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services,” the form letter declares.

The letter cites the pair’s “consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve” — particularly in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury decision.

The form letter, once signed, is returnable to the officer’s local PBA delegate.

Cops were infuriated when the mayor said publicly that he had warned his biracial 17-year-old son, Dante, to tread carefully when dealing with the NYPD.