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By Julianne Cuba
They waived their right to remain silent!
Community members and elected officials praised local law enforcement heroes during the 11th annual Police Appreciation Luncheon: Honoring Our Everyday Heroes at Cats on the Bay in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 2. The event — hosted by the Be Proud Foundation — honored those in blue from various precincts in Southern Brooklyn and the department headquarters in Manhattan, and the love was well-received, said one community affairs officer.
“It was great to be honored, and it was a fun event,” said Police Officer Danny Chiu from the 61st Precinct.
Locals performed for New York’s Finest, including a musical duo who gave a moving rendition of some patriotic tunes, said foundation founder Raisa Chernina.
“It was great. A 9-year-old, she sang ‘God Bless America,’ and the older lady — she won the grandmother competition — she played violin,” Chernina said referring to the foundation’s annual talent show for ladies of a certain age.
The luncheon also served appreciation cakes with “Thank you NYPD!” in icing on them for the men and women in blue — but the officers exercised some self-control and brought the cake back to the precinct to share with everyone, said Chiu.
“We brought it back to the precinct so everyone could enjoy,” he said.
Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
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