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July 20, 2017: PBA board officers, delegates and members turned out to thank Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature for taking action to protect New York City police officers during a ceremonial bill signing for the Tier 3 disability enhancements enacted during this past legislative session.
February 13, 2017: On Valentine's Day 1999, Police Officer Matthew Dziergowski made the ultimate sacrifice when he heroically put his RMP between a speeding car and his fellow officers saving them from certain death on a Staten Island Highway. Today, 18 years later, Matt Dziergowski was remembered by hundreds of fellow officers, family and friends at a memorial mass at St. Christopher's Church on Staten Island.
Funeral of Det. Steven McDonald January 13, 2017: Tens of thousands of NYPD members, police officers from around the country and regular New Yorkers lined Fifth Avenue to salute a true American hero, Det. Steven McDonald.
November 3, 2016: PBA board officers and members stand in Times Square with Jacob Priestly, a 14-year-old Arizona boy battling a terminal illness.  Jacob and his family are being given a VIP tour of the city this week by the members of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.
October 28, 2016: More than 50 PBA members turned out to demand a fair contract outside the windows of WNYC radio's ground floor studio, where Mayor de Blasio was appearing for a live interview on The Brian Lehrer Show. See photos and videos.
October 28, 2016: PBA members from the 103 Pct. and PBA board officers joined the family of fallen Police Officer Edward Byrne —including P.O. Byrne's brother, current NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Lawrence Byrne — as the family delivered a victim impact statement to the parole board requesting denial of parole for four of the cop-killers responsible for P.O. Byrne's murder.
October 14, 2016: More than 100 PBA members turned out to demand a fair contract at the Hilton Midtown Hotel, where Mayor de Blasio was scheduled to deliver a speech to the Association For A Better New York. 
September 25, 2016: More than 100 first responders and police supporters joined the NYC PBA, the Suffolk and Nassau PBAs and pipe and drum band members from all three departments for a ceremony in Smithtown to honor Donato Panico and the "Heroes 4 Our Heroes" project. Panico and his team donated more than 3,000 hero sandwiches to first responders across the NYC area to honor the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
September 2, 2016: Scenes from the 122nd Annual PBA Convention, where Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. was honored as PBA Person of the Year.
August 3, 2016: More than 100 PBA members once again met the Mayor for his morning workout at the Park Slope YMCA to remind him that he should be working out a fair contract for police officers instead.
July 14, 2016: PBA board officers visited Randall's Island on this week to monitor the muster point for police officers who are fanning out across the city to protect New Yorkers' right to be heard in protest. See photos from Wednesday and Thursday (Part 1 & Part 2.)
July 14, 2016: PBA executive board members and delegates joined some of Staten Island's Finest for the annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce's Police Officer of the Year award ceremony today.
July 9, 2016: At 0200 hours, PBA board officers joined members of the 71 Pct. at the intersection of Lefferts Ave. and Rodgers Ave. to mark the ninth anniversary of the murder of PO Russel Timoshenko, while their fellow POs stood guard on nearby rooftops. PO Timoshenko was fatally shot at the same time and location in 2007 while conducting a car stop of what turned out to be a stolen vehicle.
June 24, 2016: The PBA has arranged for a billboard truck to circle the Indianapolis venue of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It carries the ad published in an Indianapolis newspaper criticizing Mayor de Blasio's appearance at the event.
June 16, 2016: Fidelis ad mortem: NYPD members gathered this AM in Jamaica, Queens to offer a final salute to retired Detective and WWII veteran William Brown. Members of the 113 Pct. organized the funeral upon discovering that Det. Brown had no surviving next of kin to make arrangements.
June 12, 2016: Scenes from PBA Canteen passing out refreshments to police officers protecting everyone at today's Puerto Rico Day parade.
May 25, 2016: More than 100 PBA members — including many in pension Tier 3 — turned out at City Hall before the City Council's stated meeting to press the Council to take action to provide equal accident disability benefits for all New York City police officers.
May 13, 2016: Pat Lynch joined dozens of police officers to support the family of fallen P.O. Anthony Dwyer as they delivered a victim impact statement at the parole hearing of Edward Matos. Matos, who pushed P.O. Dwyer off the roof of a Times Square building in 1989, is up for parole for the second time. 
January 29, 2016: A "true blue" community in action: the PBA thanks the residents of Leesburg, Virginia for helping the aunt of fallen P.O. Kevin Lee dig out of the blizzard so that she could travel to NYC to attend the memorial Mass in her nephew's honor. 
January 27, 2016: A memorial Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Harlem marked the 10th anniversary of the line-of-duty death of P.O. Kevin Lee, with his family, colleagues and PBA board members in attendance. PBA President Pat Lynch and Manhattan North Financial Secretary Joe Strong spoke during the Mass.
January 21, 2016: P.O. Sherrod Stuart received a hero's salute from PBA board officers and dozens of his colleagues as he left the Hospital for Special surgery to continue his recovery from injuries he sustained in a Jan. 9 shootout in the Bronx. P.O. Stuart was wheeled out holding a photograph of his hero uncle, Port Authority P.O. Walwyn Stuart, who was killed in the line of duty after helping to evacuate the WTC PATH station on 9/11.
January 9, 2016: Gilbert and Catherine Lee, parents of fallen P.O. Kevin Lee, visited several Manhattan North commands as part of Concerns of Police Survivors' Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (C.O.P.S. L.E.A.D.). P.O. Lee was assigned to the Manhattan North Grand Larceny Unit when he suffered a fatal heart attack in 2006 following a foot pursuit and struggle with three suspects. Patrol Bureau Manhattan North PBA Delegate Billy Rivera served as the Lee's escort for the day.
January 2, 2016: The PBA billboard trucks are back on the street, this time with the message that Mayor de Blasio doesn't think underpaying and overburdening police officers has caused crime and disorder to return to our streets.
December 23, 2015: With graduation day fast approaching, PBA board officers, delegates and other PBA team members spoke with the recruits at the Police Academy yesterday to help them understand their union rights and benefits before they head out on patrol for the first time.
December 19, 2015: The PBA donated a thousand toys to hundreds of children in Hurricane Sandy ravaged Far Rockaway and in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
December 12, 2015: the PBA's annual holiday party for the families of fallen heroes at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in Grand Central Terminal.
December 11, 2015: 222nd St. in front of the 105 Pct. was renamed in honor of P.O. Brian Moore, who was murdered in the line of duty in the Queens command in May. Police Commissioner Bratton, Council Member I. Daneek Miller, PBA President Pat Lynch and P.O. Moore's parents spoke at the event, and hundreds of police officers and community members stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a fallen hero.
December 9, 2015: Islanders star, Matt Martin, ran a free clinic for the children of fallen officers and donated $5,000 to the fund.  Pat Lynch praised him not only for his financial generosity but also for taking time to work with the children in this free clinic. 
December 8, 2015: PBA board members attended the 42 Pct. communion breakfast in the Bronx, the only remaining precinct-level communion breakfast in the NYPD.
Dec. 4, 2015: PBA board officers and members, along with the father of P.O. Brian Moore, file out of a Queens courtroom after a brief appearance by cold-blooded cop-killer Demetrius Blackwell, who will stand trial for P.O. Moore's murder.
Dec. 2, 2015: PBA board officers joined the family of P.O. Vito Mauro at the 67 Pct. for the dedication of a memorial plaque in his honor. P.O. Mauro passed away December 2, 2008 as the result of September 11-related illness.
Dec. 1, 2015: The PBA's mobile billboards on the streets across the five boroughs spread the message that the Finest deserve better than the lowest pay.
Nov. 20, 2015: PBA President Pat Lynch, PBA board officers and delegates joined new recruits and their families for the annual Police Academy Family Day.
Nov. 11, 2015:Once again, PBA members, family and friends who turned out by the hundreds in front of Gracie Mansion tonight to tell Mayor de Blasio that New York City police officers deserve more than 1% raises for risking their lives to protect this city.
Nov. 5, 2015: Highlights of the PBA's early-morning demonstration outside of arbitrator Howard Edelman's Manhattan condo building to protest his outrageous draft arbitration award.
Nov. 1, 2015: NYPD members stood together with their brothers and sisters of the Nassau County PD as the Jamaica Ave. bridge over the Cross-Island Parkway was renamed in honor of Nassau County P.O. Arthur Lopez. P.O. Lopez was shot and killed in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run driver on October 23, 2012. PBA President Pat Lynch, Manhattan South Trustee John Flynn and NYC PBA members joined members of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the dedication event.
Oct. 19, 2015: Hundreds of police officers, retired NYPD members, current recruits, PBA board officers and others joined the family of Ptl. Phillip Cardillo for a long overdue tribute to a fallen hero, as the street in front of the new Police Academy in Queens was renamed in his honor. 
Oct. 11, 2015: The 20 Pct. sponsored a BBQ for hundreds of military veterans participating in a 4-mile ruck-march through Manhattan. 20 Pct. PBA Delegate Gerry Clarke and 20 Pct. cops, bosses and community members all pulled together to make this second annual event a success.
Oct. 9, 2015: PBA executive board members joined community members and the family of fallen hero P.O. Robert Oswain in the Bronx today as the Matilda Avenue School was renamed the Police Officer Robert Oswain Educational Complex. Oswain (47 Pct.) passed away in 2010 of a 9/11-related illness.
Oct. 6, 2015  The PBA congratulates the newest members of Transit K-9, who were honored today at the new Police Academy in the largest-ever K-9 graduation and naming ceremony. Seven of the new K-9s were named in memory of Police Officers killed in the line of duty: P.O. Michael Williams (47 Pct.); P.O. Michael Buczek (34 Pct.); P.O. John D'Allara (ESU Truck 2); P.O. Omar Edwards (PSA 5); P.O. Dennis Guerra (PSA 1); P.O. Brian Moore (105 Pct.); P.O. Shaun Mahoney (109 Pct.)
Sept. 19, 2015  On September 19, a street in Far Rockaway was renamed in honor of P.O. Dennis Guerra of PSA 1, who was killed in the line of duty in while responding to an arson fire in April 2014. PBA President Pat Lynch spoke at the event, which was also attended by First Vice President John Puglissi, Housing Trustee Anthony Milo and Housing Financial Secretary Richard Diana.
Sept. 17, 2015  Members of the service file out of Queens Criminal Court room 190 where cold-blooded cop-killer Demetrius Blackwell appeared before a judge to set trial dates. It was standing room in the court room where over 100 MOS filled the benches while dozens stood in the hallway in support of hero PO Brian Moore. Pat Lynch and PBA board members were also present.
Sept. 16, 2015  On Capitol Hill today, Pat Lynch joins former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and scores of 9/11 first responders and advocates — including the family of Det. James Zadroga — to rally and lobby Congress to extend and provide permanent funding for the Zadroga Act's healthcare and compensation programs.
Sept. 15, 2015  A story that didn't make the papers: Three members from PSA 3 smelled smoke while responding to an unrelated call in a building in Brooklyn North. They worked quickly to alert the residents and assist in evacuating them from the building. Excellent work by POs Mohamed, Hoque, Parris and Paschitti. Photo credit: Roy Renna.
Sept. 11, 2015  On the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, police officers across the city paused to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Sept. 8, 2015  At the roll call for the U.S. Open detail in Flushing on September 8, PBA President Pat Lynch and Citywide Trustee Thomas Hellem were on hand to serve refreshments from the PBA Canteen.