To add to the violence, a veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday, Dec. 21 after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon.
Officer Charles Kondek, a 45-year-old married father of six, was killed in Tarpon Springs, after responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. EST, the local police department said. Kondek was a native of Long Island and grew up in North Massapequa. He graduated from Plainedge High School and previously as an officer for the NYPD.
Our hearts go out to the of the NYPD, their families and all officers killed in the line of duty.
Thank you to all of those who risk their own lives to protect ours. Words will never be enough.