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P.O. Green   T-Shirts
06-08-2012 11:04:17 AM EST

T-SHIRTS? YOU WANT T-SHIRTS? HOW ABOUT THESE? The American Flag on the bottom along with this units motto, "Motivated, Dedicated, Proud" will be printed on the right sleeve. The shirts will run each of you $10.00 a piece if we order 50. Start bringing in the money and I will place the order.

TR: indeed a Rough Rider
06-08-2012 10:56:33 AM EST

When the Rough Riders shipped out to Cuba, there was not enough room in the transport ship for their horses, so they fought as infantry. TR brought his horse though, and led the famous charge up San Juan Hill astride. This was brave, though foolhardy, as it made him an excellent target for enemy fire. This has fascinating parallels with George Washington who rode at the front of his Continental troops to within 30 yards of the British line at the Battle of Princeton. He personally gave the order to fire, and when the British line broke after the first volley, he led the cavalry pursuit of the fleeing Redcoats, calling out ''This is a fine fox chase my lads.'' GW was, famously, a fox hunter AND SO WAS TR. In fact, GW had helped pay to bring a pack of foxhounds from England to hunt in what is now Hempstead, Long Island, when he was a loyal Officer in King George's Colonial Virginia Militia before the outbreak of the Revolution. That hunt is believed to be the direct predecessor of the Meadow Brook Hunt (which existed until the '40s.) That is the hunt with which Long Islander Teddy Roosevelt broke his arm in a fall from his horse, remounted and, to the horror of his companions, continued to hunt - jumping over fences with the bone of a compound fracture protruding from his arm. Rough Rider indeed.

A/Sgt France   9178730338
06-08-2012 10:38:26 AM EST
Anyone looking to come in today ill be in the city from 1130 call or text me

LOVE IT
06-08-2012 10:36:39 AM EST

Awesome name. Gives us our own identity. Great idea!!! Let's get some shirts made up.

P.O. Green
06-08-2012 10:14:08 AM EST
I was not aware that the PC's Office had TR's desk in it. How many of you would like to see that? I will write a formal request to visit the PC's office if any of you are interested. I do not know if we would get the authorization, but I will give it a shot. He seems to like this unit.

RE: TR   Great Name
06-08-2012 9:56:56 AM EST

TR's fingerprints are all over this Police Dept. as well as The Citywide Traffic Task Force. Read the link on the side of the page that describes the CTTF Unit Patch. Let's Keep the tradition alive. I love it. Let's go Rough Riders!

Teddy Roosevelt
06-08-2012 9:45:05 AM EST
One of America's most colorful Presidents, TR had also served as President of the New York City Board of Police Commissioners. In that post, he legendarily cleaned up much of the corruption in the Department and roamed the city at night catching cops asleep on their posts. In 1901, then Governor of the State of New York, TR signed into law a bill replacing the Police Board with a single Commissioner invested with the power to run the Department on his own. Despite that power being conferred by State law, the PC is appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York and serves at the Mayor's pleasure. The current PC's office is reportedly furnished with the desk used by TR as President of the Police Board, as well as a portrait of TR.

P.O. GREEN   BIT OF HISTORY
06-08-2012 9:23:46 AM EST

The Rough Riders is the name bestowed on the 1st United States VOLUNTEER Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. The United States Army was weakened and left with little manpower after the American Civil War roughly thirty years prior. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to assist in the war efforts.[1] It was also called "Wood's Weary Walkers" after its first commander, Colonel Leonard Wood, as an acknowledgment of the fact that despite being a cavalry unit they ended up fighting on foot as infantry. Wood's second in command was former assistant secretary of the United States Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, a man who had pushed for American involvement in Cuban independence. When Colonel Wood became commander of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, the Rough Riders then became "Roosevelt's Rough Riders." That term was familiar in 1898, from Buffalo Bill who called his famous western show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World." The Rough Riders were mostly made of native Americans, college athletes, cowboys, and ranchers. THEY WERE VOLUNTEERS JUST LIKE YOU!!! Take a minute and read about The Rough Riders and Teddy Roosevelts involvement. Why? Teddy Roosevelt had a lot to do with the formation of what is now known as the CTTF. The name has changed but the Mission has remained the same from day 1. I want you all to truly understand that you are part of an ongoing tradition. What you do today is part of a proud history in this city. I don't want anyone calling this team Green's Marines anymore. I want you to be known as the ROUGH RIDERS!!!! Every team has a name. You are the CTTF Rough Riders!!!! They were volunteers and so are you. They were Teddy Roosevelts Cavalry and so are you. WE ARE THE MODERN DAY ROUGH RIDERS!!!! Teddy Roosevelts residence on Sagamore Hill is only a small train ride away from Manhattan. It is located in Oyster Bay where I lived for a few years and volunteered with the local Fire Dept. That's right, I was a volunteer as well. The Roosevelt Home is under renovation right now, but as soon as it reopens, we will be taking a trip as a team to visit it. FIELD TRIP!!! So, Congrats on our teams name. Congrats to the "CTTF Rough Riders."

P.O. GREEN   TEDDY ROOSEVELT (A TRUE MOTIVATOR)
06-08-2012 8:52:20 AM EST

1.“When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.” 2. "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." 3. " The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight. 4. “Believe you can and you're halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt

CAR SHOW   THIS SAT. 0830 HRS
06-08-2012 8:18:45 AM EST

Join the CTTF Saturday crew this weekend as they work the annual Antique Police Car show at the NYC Police Museum at 100 Old Slip. Quick and easy detail. Bring your cameras. We will be leaving the base at 0845 sharp.

YEAH, YEAH YEAH!!!
06-08-2012 8:07:10 AM EST

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, LET'S DO THIS CTTF!!! LET'S STEP IT UP!!!

P.O. Green   SUNDAY 0900 HRS
06-08-2012 7:33:40 AM EST

PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE: This Sunday, 0900 hrs leave time. You want to be a cop? Here is your chance. This is a very intense parade. Only for the best. We are the best. The Chief had a meeting regarding the parade this week and of course, WE CAME UP. His exact words, "they better get more Auxiliary Cops in." They meaning Officer Navarro and myself. You are all wanted! You are all needed! The bosses know that all will be taken care of if you are out there. We are the best!! Let's show them all. I want to report to the APS turnout at E70st and 5 ave. with 2 loaded vans, my rmp, and a few Highway Patrol units. THIS IS THE DAY TO RECOVER FROM LAST WEEKS DISSAPOINTING TURNOUT. Remember, you are only as good as your last at bat. Let's hit a home run on Sunday. No More striking out. BTW, A/Capt Quinones has really stepped it up this week and I wanted to say thanks. The Unit is responding. The members of this unit that have HEART are answering my calls for help. It is noticed and appreciated. LET'S GET PUMPED!!!! LET'S GET ARROGANT!!!! YEAH, ARROGANT!!! LET'S PUT THAT EXTRA PEP IN OUR STEP!!! BUCKLE UP BUTTERCUPS!!! IT IS TIME TO ROCK N ROLL!!! HOOOORAH BABY, HOORAH!!!

A/PO TSUI
06-08-2012 2:50:32 AM EST
I am unavailable Saturday (work) but I will show up on Sunday morning. I'm sorry for missing many important details because of time conflicts with my work schedule. Also, belated congratulations to A/PO Phan, A/PO Lao, and A/PO McKew for members of the month. Viva la Starbucks!

P.O. GREEN   WAY TO GO!!!
06-08-2012 1:01:04 AM EST

It has been a long and tough week here at CTTF. We have been swamped with investigations and regular command operations. We attended the Auxiliary graduation, hosted a supervisors meeting and a test review. The pressure has been on. Today the members of the Auxiliary Basic Training Course went to APS to take their final exam. They all passed. The passing of the final is not the reason that I am so proud of this particular class. It is the way they came together as a team that makes me proud. It is the way that they met outside of class during their private time to help each other. This is the brotherhood/sisterhood that makes all of us in Law Enforcement special. All of the members of the BTC class Of 2012 should be commended for the accomplishment of passing the test but more so for the way they worked together as a team to meet that goal. I am very proud of you all! You made all the work that we did this week worth it. It's that type of MOTIVATION, DEDICATION, AND PRIDE that keeps me moving forward. That is the type of attitude that SETS THE STANDARD. Congrats!!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOORAH!!!!!

C.O. Conna
06-07-2012 7:34:28 PM EST
Thank you, again, all C.T.T.F sworn and auxiliary members for your thoughts and prayers. Margaret was released from the hospital earlier this afternoon and returned back home.Daily Visiting nurse service for her resumes tomorrow.

A/CAPT Quinones
06-07-2012 3:39:06 PM EST
This weekends events. We want and need all hands on Deck for Sundays detail!!!! Only come on Saturday if you can do both Sunday and Saturday. Or if you just can't make it to Sunday then yes please come on Saturday. On Saturday we will already be gone by 0900 hrs. So who is coming in on Sunday? Tell us now! We need 25 bodies! At least. Thank you for all you do!

A/Sgt Olson
06-07-2012 1:03:54 PM EST

SATURDAY (06/09) REPORT TIME 0830 HRS We will be assisting the the police car show at the NYPD Museum. Report time is 08:30 AM and we will be leaving the command with PO Green promptly at 08:45 AM.

C.O. Conna
06-07-2012 5:38:17 AM EST
Thank you, Police Officers Green and Navarro, for your kind words and sentiments. They are greatly appreciated by Margaret and myself.

P.O. NAVARRO
06-06-2012 9:37:56 PM EST

((MOTIVATION)) Same players everyday. Get in the game, or you will be benched permanently!!!((WE ARE THE CTTF))!!!! FIDELIS AD MORTEM!!!!

A/PO PERUGINI
06-06-2012 6:23:41 PM EST

Officers Green and Navarro, I cannot tell you how proud I am to be a member of your team and how honored I feel to be a part of the most elite APS unit serving the most prestigious law enforcement agency in the world. All of the A/POs that serve in this unit are fortunate to have 2 coordinators who are the most supportive, committed, and professional in this program. Time and again, each of you go 110% of the way to ensure our safety, engagement, participation, and fulfillment. Your passion and leadership is unparalleled. I am personally grateful for all that you do and feel I owe a debt of gratitude to each of you for your investment in this unit and each of us. I am sure that many others share my sentiments and hope that they will join me on Sunday at the Puerto Rican Day Parade to begin repaying that huge debt to each of you. The forecast is for gorgeous weather and I am sure the sights and sounds will prove to be the same. I look forward to the sizzle on Sunday and working with the fine members of the CTTF in serving the Puerto Rican Day Parade community. Again, it is an honor to work with each of you and all of those in this elite unit. We are proud, passionate, motivated, dedicated, and committed! We are the CTTF! Thank you, Officers Green and Navarro for holding the bar high. Fidelis ad Mortem!

P.O. NAVARRO
06-06-2012 3:10:54 PM EST

GET MOTIVATED!!!!! GET MOTIVATED!!!!! GET MOTIVATED!!!!! Puerto Rican Parade Sunday 0800hrs start out the door by 0900hrs. Get in and make a difference. Not to be negative but if our hours are lacking you will be dropped!!!!!!! Now to the members that do come in ((Great Job)) Keep up the good work!!! LET’S CONTINUE SETTING THE STANDARD ((WE ARE THE CTTF))!!!! FIDELIS AD MORTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.O.Navarro
06-06-2012 3:00:54 PM EST
C.O. Dan Conna, Margaret is in our prayers. Our team is standing right with you my friend. If you need anything do not hesitate to call. You are part of our family. Know that your C.T.T.F family is praying for you and your family.((WE ARE THE CTTF))!!!! FIDELIS AD MORTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somerville PD Aux.
06-06-2012 12:46:26 PM EST
Sorry about the typos.

Somerville PD Aux., MA
06-06-2012 12:42:57 PM EST
I periodically check this site because I am what they call a buff and I like to see what other departments are up to. I found this site after logging on to officer.com. I have been an Auxiliary Police officer for 14 years with Somerville, PD. We assist the Boston PD on many events like the you seem to handle. The reason why I felt the need to post on this sight is because it is obvious to me and apparently others that the Coordinator of this Unit (We call them Commanding Officers) is very much into his job and cares very much about all if you. Officer Green seems to put 100% of his energy into the command. If he is asking for help, why isn't anyone responding? It seems from the many other forums that Officer Green is one of the best if not the best Coordinator/Commanding Officer in the City. I wish we had people with the amount of positive energy up here in Mass. You really don't know how lucky you are. My message to Officer Green: Anytime you feel like catching a Red Sox vs. Yankee game at Fenway, look us up. We are big fans of yours. Not the Yanks. Take care.

Rumilly part deux
06-06-2012 11:32:56 AM EST
On an unrelated note, my ID card is expiring in July. If there are other people who are also expiring this summer, perhaps we can go in as a group some day?

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