Our condolences are with the friends, family, and fellow officers of the young East Village officer killed in a horrific car crash this past Wednesday evening.
According to officials the off duty officer, just 27 years old, was with a friend and fellow officer on City Island when their car was struck by a reckless driver. The incident occurred on City Island Road at Park Drive shortly before midnight. The force of the impact caused the officer’s vehicle to burst into flames. The young officer tragically died in the crash. Her passenger and fellow police officer suffered a number of serious injuries but is said to be stable condition.
An article published by the Gothamist paints a tragic picture of the life that was lost in the horrific crash. The 27 year old police officer was looking forward to her upcoming wedding (in fact, according to the article, she posted on Facebook the day of the crash, ‘…can’t wait for my wedding’). She appeared proud to be a New York Police officer, often posting photos with civilians she encountered, and proudly showcasing the good work done by the NYPD in area schools.
We encourage you to read the full article on the Gothamist, to look at the photos of the young officer and read her posts featured in the article. This young officer was so young and so full of promise, please read the article and remember what’s at stake the next time you get behind the wheel and decide to speed or ignore traffic laws.