NYPD Promotes Slain Cop's Partner
December 25, 2011
The NYPD has promoted the officer who chased down the man who allegedly shot his partner in the face during a botched narcotics robbery earlier this month.
Commissioner Ray Kelly promoted Officer Glenn Estrada to detective for arresting Lamont Pride in the fatal shooting of Officer Peter Figoski during a home invasion in Brooklyn, reports the Associated Press.
Officer Figoski was shot in the face, while he responded to the Dec. 12 home invasion.
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Robert E. Pierce @ 12/27/2011 5:15 AM
The Commissioner's action to promote Officer Estrada made my Christmas very special. Five stars to him and an incredible response by Officer Estrada - an exemplary act for others to follow............
m turnbow @ 12/27/2011 11:58 AM
If I recall corrrectly the shooter tossed his gun after shooting the officer and then fled on foot. Guess he knew he was toast if found with the weapon. There were "citizens" watching when when Estrada took the POS to the ground otherwise I would think a trial would not be needed. Outstanding job by estrada. Question...did he have a transfer request in for detectives or is this something NYPD brass did? No complaint - just curious.
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