My Profile

My Profile

Change Password

PBA Shield

John Nuthall


November 5, 2016

Statement of PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on the tragic loss of Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“Once again, we must bear our grief with the greatest dignity and respect for the family, friends and colleagues of a man of great courage, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo. Let all of those who would demonize law enforcement officers across the country look to this hero who, for nineteen years, routinely demonstrated the quiet courage of a man dedicated to protecting others and who made the ultimate sacrifice in that service. All of those who responded to the tearful pleas of a woman who feared for her own life, sergeants and police officers, veterans and rookies alike, showed the kind of courage that is routine for New York’s Finest and, sadly, too often taken for granted. They are heroes, each and every one of them. They are deserving of respect, appreciation and admiration. Now we must all straighten our shoulders as we look to the Tuozzolo family with love and support as they face the difficult task of saying goodbye and a future of perpetual loss.”

# # #

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.