NYPD Narcotics Detective Dominick Libretti, wounded in shooting on Staten Island, hailed as hero for protecting fellow officers

NYPD Detective Dominick Libretti has been seriously wounded, shot in the leg in the line of duty. Even while receiving urgent first aid for blood loss, Detective Libretti shielded his colleagues from the gunman’s fire.

Dr. Eli Kleinman, the NYPD’s supervising chief surgeon, told CBS reporters, “This is possibly a career-ending injury. The officer will be going to the OR because of some complications that have set in and we’re all praying for his recovery and we expect that he will make a full recovery.”

The suspect, a career criminal, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover. He is in custody.

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Retiring FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro led COVID response, 9/11 recovery

Daniel Nigro will end his 53-year career with the FDNY on February 16, 2022. He has held every position in New York’s Fire Department and responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reports Michael R. Sisak for the Associated Press.

Nigro became Fire Commissioner in 2014, and served the fourth-longest time in the office.

A successor has yet to be named.

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Dog duo helps provide first responders in D.C. with extra support

Washington D.C. has had great success using therapy dogs with Capitol Police officers after last year’s January 6th insurrection. So the D.C. fire department and D.C. Firefighters Association, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 36 have gotten two therapy dogs, Avery, a chocolate Lab, and Levi, a German shepherd, to help their members, reports Jasmine Hilton for the Washington Post.

“That dog changed everything from my standpoint watching. That dog was simply amazing.” Sgt. Scott Creelman who works on the peer-support team for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department.

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