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Statement from Mayor Rosamilia
March 09, 2012
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR ROSAMILIA
TROY, N.Y. – Mayor Lou Rosamilia issued the following statement today on the fatal shooting that took place Thursday, March 8 in Troy.
“The very safety of Troy’s residents, families and children was compromised yesterday, by individuals who have no regard for the value of human life. It was a display of senseless brutality that has no place in our community, and acts like this will not be tolerated. As mayor, no responsibility is more important than ensuring the public is protected, and that criminal activity is rooted out of our neighborhoods.”
“I was at the crime scene yesterday, and I commend the brave members of the Troy Police Department for their swift action and their tireless pursuit of the criminals connected with this violent act. It was an extremely dangerous situation that could have become even more chaotic without the skill and professionalism of our police officers.”
“This afternoon, I met with leaders of the Troy Police Department to discuss the ongoing investigation and what steps are being taken to obtain more information on yesterday’s incident. Our Police Department has a distinguished track record of utilizing effective patrols – and we are going to go even further. We are going to deploy officers and resources into areas of concern and we will do everything in our power to prevent violent acts from happening.”
“Over the next several days, I will be meeting with Chief Tedesco and members of his leadership team to discuss additional measures we can take to prevent this kind of activity from taking place in our neighborhoods. We will engage community leaders, neighborhood groups, and elected officials. Violent crime is a stain on any community. In Troy, we are going to take immediate and decisive steps to wipe it out.”
Anyone with information on yesterday’s shooting is encouraged to call the Troy Police Department at (518) 270-4421 or (518) 270-4423.
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