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04-13-2012 10:58:22 PM EST
Ladies and Gentlemen, Tomorrow we honor a fallen brother, who was shot by a coward. We will honor our fallen with a show of force in our numbers to assure that he is not forgotten. Some of us are not able to make it. I am out of town for work, but I wish i could be there. Those of you in NYC please try your best to attend. It is quite a sight to be seen a sea of blue. Hopefully this is not a normal occurrence. All Auxiliaries must be present at the chuch by 0830 hours. I believe the vans are leaving CTTF at 0730 hours. Please go if you can attend and please dress your best as a sign of respect. God Bless
04-13-2012 10:15:26 PM EST
To ALL members:
For those of you who have taken notice, I post very sporadically. I guess April is the month of transition as I have learned this morning my next door neighbor from growing up, a friend none the less, mother passed away this morning. She had only witnessed her older son graduate college, yet not her younger daughter. Let alone watch her children get married and watch her grandchildren grow up. Though sudden and tragic, as many of you know Sonya has also dealt with death this week. Furthermore the officer’s family who was gunned down last week off duty in which I am attending his funeral tomorrow; I am writing specifically tonight to ask EACH and EVERY single one of you to “dig deep”. Luckily both of my parents, sibling, and both sets of grandparents are still alive to this day. Those and my close friends I consider my primary family, as they are (for the most part) by blood. I did not know Officer Aleger or his family personally however let it be recognized, he was still a brother of the shield. Of OUR department!! Take a moment and reflect on the tragedy. Visualize the horror, sadness and anger your family would endure if that was you. Then imagine for a moment ‘what if that had been you?’ There is no greater fear. Imagine how different your ‘family’ would feel if 100 officers showed up in consolation. You will spend on average approximately 332,880 days on this earth. If this 1 day out of roughly 333k days in your life - you do not think is worth pledging, then call me or e-mail me/one of the supervisors or one of our distinguished coordinators and turn in your shield and ID in confidence. Attending tomorrow’s detail will most likely be ungodly. But oh how important, how substantial and momentous of an impact your attendance will make. Not just for your own self-pride, but for the family, for the public, for this unit and for this department; it is imperative each and every one of you participate. We should be turning out 7 vans tomorrow, no less. Here is my cell phone number in-case some of you are unable to exhibit recognition over your own narcissism, and wish to turn in your shield. (305)-924-4424. FIDELIS AD MORTEM
04-13-2012 3:10:48 PM EST
Tonight: We will be assisting the 10pct tonight again as we did last week. The detail starts at 1900.
04-13-2012 3:10:48 PM EST
Tonight: We will be assisting the 10pct tonight again as we did last week. The detail starts at 1900.
A/LT Lewis XO Team Building / Funeral
04-13-2012 12:56:56 PM EST
CTTF is hosting 2 Auxiliary Florida Highway Patrol Trooper who will be attending funeral services Saturday. TEAM BUILDING DINNER TONIGHT. Report to CTTF by 1900 HRS. We are going to take them for some NYC style pizza. REMINDER: Report time for the funeral detail saturday April 14th is 0730 HRS.
A/Sgt France 917 873 0338
04-13-2012 11:45:55 AM EST
I'll be in today at 1500.... I have not been monitoring this site for a few days but as I read it now looks like alot of he said she said sh!t keep the kid comments to your self please lets keep it to the professional members that we all are from the first time you join theres no need to post bull sh!t on the site remember alot of other people look at this site also not just us. We are the NYPD CTTF this is the ONLY unit in NYC who can go citywide its an honor to be part of this unit we have 2 great Officers who take care of us and they know when to have fun and when to get down to business we should just say Thank you P.O. NAVARRO and P.O. Green for all the hard work you put in this unit and to run a citywide unit takes a special person and alot of time also a special thanks to the Auxiliary Commanding Officer and Auxiliary Executive Officer with the 4 of them we have a great family and still growing.
04-13-2012 10:57:40 AM EST
Private 1st Class Sheridan, You make us proud!!!! Stop in anytime you want. This is your home. HOORAH!!!!
04-13-2012 3:13:34 AM EST
Austin Texas cop shot.dead during robbery last week. I extended condolences in behalf of our unit. I'm in TX.
04-12-2012 5:45:37 PM EST
sorry if i used your first names i totally forgot and thanks everyone. If i do get a chance to come back befroe im sent to my duty station or overseas i would like to come visit everyone. Keep up the good work guys. Being an auxiliary officer was and still is one of the best things ever to happen in my life.
04-12-2012 4:54:03 PM EST
Officers Are Advised to Look Out for ‘Bottle Bombs’
By AL BAKER
The “safety alert” went out Tuesday to all 76 police precincts in New York City from the chief of department’s office.
In urgent tones, it warned officers to look out for “chemical reaction explosive devices made in plastic containers,” saying that police officers around the city had encountered a number of the improvised devices of late.
“These devices, sometimes called ‘Drano bombs’ or ‘bottle bombs,’ are exploded by mixing readily available household products in plastic containers,” the message said.
When the devices explode, people can be injured by shrapnel from the broken container or suffer burns from the caustic materials inside.
The orders from the chief of department’s office said that the seven-paragraph warning was to be read at 10 consecutive roll calls at each station house – to be sure everyone was advised.
In one section, the memo outlined the science behind the bottle bombs. Essentially, placing the household solutions into a bottle and sealing it causes pressure to build up that shatters the container.
Officers who encounter such devices are instructed not to touch it or move it, but to evacuate officers and others “to a safer place” and contact a supervisor and the Emergency Service Unit.
Stay Alert and Stay safe out there guys.
04-12-2012 3:01:45 PM EST
What is going on? Some of you need to grow up. What the Hell did you do to PO Green he is not a happy camper. The unnecessary bullsh##t postings must stop. The message board is for important information, its not Face book folks. I still believe our unit is the best in the city but we need some tightening up. Remember that this is a paramilitary organization so Officer Green and I do not appreciate when we are called by our first name. On details all higher ranking officers will be saluted that includes your coordinators. Officer Green and I hold you to a higher standard so act accordingly. I suggest that you all attend the General Body Meeting 5/1/12 at 2000 hrs. As PO Green stated NO EXCUSES!! FIDELIS AD MORTEM!!!
04-12-2012 2:12:56 PM EST
A/PO'S GAJ, PLACENCIA, KIM, BOYKE SPOONER, PINDOR, SHOLUBKA: REPORT TO THE CTTF BASE IMMEDIATELY WITH YOUR SHIELDS AND ID'S. PLAYTIME IS OVER!!!! ANYONE ELSE WITH A PROBLEM, MAY COME IN ALSO. I NEED THE LOCKER SPACE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!
04-12-2012 2:01:25 PM EST
Apparently I have not been monitoring this site enough. I have been very busy handling A FUNERAL DETAIL FOR ONE OF YOUR OWN and ASSISTING ONE OF YOUR OWN WITH A VERY TRAGIC DEATH. On top of that, I have to do POLICE WORK TOO. REAL THINGS THAT MATTER. GET IT??? UNDERSTAND? Nod your head all you want. Just make sure you pull it out of your ass first!!!! FROM NOW ON, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SOMEONE, YOU COME INTO MY OFFICE AND WE DEAL WITH IT. NONE OF YOU WILL THROW THIS UNIT OFF TRACK. YOUR BS POSTS WILL NOW BE ERASED AND YOU WILL ALL BE TREATED AS AUXILIARIES IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT. YOU WANT TO BE OFFICERS? ACT LIKE IT!!!! ANYONE WHO WANTS A SHOT AT ME, COME ON IN!!!! I'M WAITING. I HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR THIS UNIT. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WAY THAT IT IS RUN, TRANSFER OUT!!!!! NOW, THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE TRUE PROFESSIONALS, KEEP IT UP!!! YOU ARE THE MAJORITY!!! FIDELIS AD MORTEM!!!
04-12-2012 1:46:59 PM EST
I'll be there!
04-12-2012 1:27:07 PM EST
General Body Meeting: NO EXCUSES, all members of this unit must attend. Failure to attend will result in loss of shield and ID. I'm not playing. Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 2000 hrs. Apparently, the fun is over and this unit has to be handled a different way. Kindness has been mistaken for weakness. I suggest that you all attend the meeting!!!!
APO ZHOU ZHOU
04-12-2012 11:11:59 AM EST
Due to project deadlines and work related matters, I will not be able to attend Saturday’s Funeral Detail. I will keep praying and sending positive thoughts to the both families. Peace and Love.
A/LT Lewis XO Funeral Info
04-12-2012 10:35:02 AM EST
Saturday Funeral Detail: REPORT TO CTTF by 0730HRS. Roll Call/Inspection 0745. Van's Loaded and in route 0800. UNIFORM OF THE DAY: Same as graduation: Long Sleeve Shirt, Tie, Tie pin, hat, polished black shoes, black belt. Optional:Dress Blouse. Vests and Radios will not be issued. Duty gear is not to be worn. Questions, CALL YOUR SUPERVISOR. Out of respect for the family CTTF will not participate in the wake.
04-12-2012 5:11:37 AM EST
I'm leaving town for a few days. Wanted to wish everyone a good time out on patrol. I'll be in as soon as I get back. Also wanted to tell Sonya again that my prayers go out to you and your friend's family. Also remember like PO Green and A/Lt. Lewis said to ATTEND THE FUNERAL ON SATURDAY. Show them our support.
04-11-2012 10:58:45 PM EST
Dear Sonya...sorry to hear about your lost..My prayers go out to you and your friends family.....i Feel Your pain....We all here for here...Stay Strong Officer...Stay Strong...see You Soon My dear...
A/SGT DE DIER
04-11-2012 6:54:36 PM EST
I refrained from posting since i did communicate with Sonya on the phone. However, we are a team a family and I would hope that all of us would extend a prayer for her, her friend and friends family during this tough time. We are here for you Sonya!
04-11-2012 5:35:37 PM EST
If any of you were actually paying attention, one of our members was in need of our support last night and even still today. I texted many of you yesterday and only 4 members responded. Now I look on this board, I know that you are reading what is on here, and you all choose to ignore the serious posts and continue the Zhou Zhou crap. GROW UP!!!!!! GET SERIOUS!!!!!
04-11-2012 3:55:28 PM EST
Sonya sorry for your loss, I did not intend to post so late but I just found out what happened to your friend. If you need anything don’t hesitate to call me. We are your family. My prayers go out to you and his family. Your friend was a brother of the shield as he was a firefighter. He was a hero and no one shall forget that. (Fidelis ad Mortem)
A/LT Lewis XO
04-11-2012 10:45:34 AM EST
It is always a sad day when a member of our family is lost. From all the postings, I see many of our members have experienced this type of pain. Let us lean on each other for support until we can stand on our own again. It has been a painful year for me as My Aunt and Cousin both took their lives. I know that it nay be too soon for you Sonya but I am encouraging ALL CTTF members to attend the funeral this Saturday. One of our Brother's has been murdered and we need to show the family we are here to support them.
04-11-2012 2:04:38 AM EST
The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with insurmountable odds.
The Black background was designed as a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers.
The Line, the line is what police officers protect, the barrier between anomie and a civilized society, between order and chaos, between respect for decency and lawlessness.
Together they symbolize the camaraderie law enforcement officers all share, a brotherhood like no other.
This is who we are. This is what we all do. Back eachother up on and off the job. Believe me Troops, it sounds cult like but it is us vs. them. We are a different breed of people. Fidelis Ad Mortem
04-11-2012 1:50:04 AM EST
It would be a blatant lie to say that I do not understand your loss. I don't know how else to convey my deepest regrets. Not because I cannot relate, but because I know what the shock feels like. I know what the anger feels like. Every day I open my eyes to what seems surreal. Sometimes I daydream about what it would be like if I just woke up at the age of 10 again. 4 years ago (April 2008), I flew down to Miami for spring break with my two best friends whom I grew up with, Jerry and CJ. Less than 36 hours upon our return to New York CJ was killed in a car accident; his girlfriend who was in the passenger seat lived. I remembered going to his mother’s house shortly after like it was a bad dream. Screaming while sitting in my car, flabbergasted at how cruel it was that his life was taken so young. The wake and funeral were an utter blur. Exactly one year later (April 2009), Jerry was driving on a back road in Northern Westchester when he too had been involved in a car accident where tragically he was pronounced dead on the scene shortly thereafter. I was a pissed - straight up. I hadn’t shed a tear. And you might be saying in your head right now (or most likely out loud knowing you), “why is he telling me this? This isn’t f***ing helping…f***ing a-hole” I am sharing this very personal piece of my past with you because I want to instill courage if nothing else. I can say with great confidence having met you I KNOW you will make it through this. Unfortunately the only way I know how to convey my compassion is to be truthful and tell you that you will not ever fully get past it. Cliché I know, but everything happens for a reason. You will never make any sense out of that last statement but in due time you will find that this tragic event will in turn make you a stronger person for what the future may hold. Even at 1:45am on a Tuesday night when I have to get up for work in less than 4 hours, I hope you understand the level of dedication and support you have from everyone here at the department. Though you are currently losing our bet at this time …I still have considerable expectations for you to redeem yourself kick my ass sometime in the near future ;-) Stay safe and keep looking forward.