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New York's Finest Snow-Tow the Line

The New York Post

April 13, 2011

A dozen NYPD cops are grabbing their mitts and putting on their coats to tackle Old Man Winter.

The snowmen with badges are being trained to operate departmental tow trucks in the event civilian drivers get snarled by a winter storm, police sources said yesterday.

The initiative arose in the aftermath of December’s massive blizzard that practically brought the Big Apple to its knees, sources said.

During the severe storm, the Police Department came to the rescue of a large number of civilian tow-truck drivers snowed in at their homes.





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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    So what is next...cops driving subway trains, police mowing the city parks or better yet police picking up trash on the side of the road. Cops are hired to police the streets and keep people safe not drive the sity tow trucks.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10602 Comments

    Double Bump all prior comments.

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6822 Comments

    Oh man, I can see it now. If the NYPD can do it, so can all the other departments in the region. Damn!

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    95Zcar

    over 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Bumps to all who have commented before me!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50458 Comments

    I am sure that the NYPD PBA will look into this matter. I will be willing to bet it's not in the job description or civil service job description. Seems like the Mayor is still trying to save face.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Cops need to police the streets not drive tow trucks. Tow ruck drivers need to tow vehicles, not cops. If the cops can get to work, then so should the tow truck drivers...

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Budget problems, cutbacks, layoffs, yet for political expediency NYC will be assigning alrady overextended NYPD officers to drive Tow Trucks during snow storms? What a stupid idea.

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