President-elect Donald Trump offered condolences to the family of slain NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo on Thursday, speaking to the officer’s widow.
“I’m very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time,” Trump said to Tuozzolo’s wife, according to the New York Post. On Thursday, thousands of officers honored Tuozzolo at his funeral.
“I want to express my condolences from me and my family,” Trump reportedly stated.
Tuozzolo had two children. He was shot and killed by a ex-con Manuel Rosales last week after responding to a break-in.
“Thousands of cops gathered on Long Island on Thursday for Tuozzolo’s funeral,” reports the New York Post.