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John Nuthall


August 17, 2016

Statement on the Passing of Former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner John Timoney

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PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

“With John Timoney's passing, police officers everywhere have lost a true friend and defender.  In a career of more than 40 years that began on the overnight tour in the Bronx's 44th Precinct and continued with leadership positions in the NYPD and police departments across the country and around the world, John helped create and advance the ideals of modern, professional law enforcement. But he remained a cop, first and foremost, and he led from the front, often standing shoulder-to-should with his police officers as they took police action on the street. He consistently promoted respect, fair treatment and fair pay for the rank-and-file as a fundamental part of the solution to the most complex policing challenges. John was a great ally to the PBA, and he will be sorely missed.”

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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.