As a national organization of Law Enforcement officers, we are sadden by the lost of life of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder.
As Black Law Enforcement Professionals we salute the Holder family as they pledge not to let the lost of their son to go in vain and use his life as a torchlight to build better police and community relations.
As officers and members of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, we pledge our time and talent to continue to build better relations in the name of officer Holder and many other victims of gun violence.
It is unfortunate that police union heads are critical of the grieving families wishes to have certain community leaders speak and be present at the funeral of Officer Holder. When did we start allowing police union bosses like Pat Lynch to dictate who can or cannot attend a funeral of a slain police officers family?
As Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we thank Al Sharpton for his continuing service and taking the high road when police union bosses like Pat Lynch and others unsympathetic criticism of a grieving police officers families wishes, clearly shows that their leadership is still unwilling, unwanting and far removed from protecting and serving the communities of color in New York City.
New York Representative
Blacks in Law Enforcement of America