NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is “hurting” after the death of a police officer.
The 38-year-old officer died Wednesday morning after responding to a mattress fire Sunday at a Brooklyn apartment building.
De Blasio spoke at the National Action Network’s annual conference in Manhattan. He asked for a moment of silence.
He says New Yorkers “need to appreciate” the risks Guerra, his critically injured partner Rosa Rodriguez and other first responders face.