11 CD Race: Candidates Pay Condolences To Slain Cop

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Vinnie Gentile, left, and Dan Donovan, right.

As the race for the open 11th District Congressional seat moved into its final hectic day of campaigning before tomorrow’s special election, both Republican candidate Dan Donovan and Democratic candidate Vinnie Gentile stopped to offer their condolences for slain New York City Police Officer Brian Moore.

Moore was shot in the head while on patrol in Queens two days ago.

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan
Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan

“Today our city lost a hero who devoted his short life to serving and protecting others. Words cannot adequately express the sorrow and outrage we feel over his murder. My heart goes out to the NYPD who will be forced to bury their third brother killed in the line of duty in just six months. We will never forget his service or his sacrifice. God bless the Moore family and the men and women of the NYPD. May he rest in eternal peace,” said Donovan.

Gentile said the safety and security New Yorkers take for granted each day is thanks to brave and dedicated officers like Brian Moore.

City Councilman Vincent Gentile
City Councilman Vincent Gentile

“My heart goes out to his family and friends during this tragic and impossible time. Today we lost a man who gave his life keeping our city safe and that is a debt we can never repay. There is a hole in our city’s heart that can never be filled,” said Gentile.

The somber pause did not stop both candidates from last day campaigning.

Gentile’s day began at 7:30 a.m. greeting commuters at the 95th Street R station at 95th Street & 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge, and then visiting the St. Anselm Senior Center at 356 82nd Street, also in Bay Ridge.

Then this afternoon Gentile greeted shoppers at Western Beef Supermarket in Staten Island, and then commuters on the Manhattan side of the Staten Island Ferry.

Tomorrow Gentile will vote at Ft Hamilton High School, 8301 Shore Road in Bay Ridge, and his election watch celebration will be held at 23 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island.

Donovan’s schedule for the day included:

7:30 a.m. – greeted morning commuters starting at Tottenville Train Station. Joined Councilman Matteo, to ride the train campaigning along the way to St. George, greeted commuters at the ferry terminal, Tottenville Train Station, end of Ellis Street, Staten Island
9:30 a.m. – greeted voters at Bridgeview Diner, 9011 3rd Ave in Bay Ridge.
10:30 a.m. – greeted voters at La Bella Marketplace, 7907 13th Avenue, Brooklyn
11:30 a.m. – greeted voters going door-to-door, starting at 937 76th Street, Brooklyn
1:00 p.m. – was guest on Davidzon Radio 620AM in Brooklyn
2:30 p.m. – greeted voters outside PS 36, 255 Ionia Ave, Staten Island
6:00 p.m. –  will greet voters going door-to-door, starting at 82 Westcott Blvd, Staten Island




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