Click to see full-sizedPat Lynch - NYPD's Union Chief: A blood thirsty publicity hound
who thinks police should be allowed to kill unarmed, innocent blacks
and suffer no consequences whatsoever. He circulated the anti-de
Blasio petition which was rejected by 96 percent of NYPD officers.
(Illustration of Pat Lynch by Ronald David Jackson)
By Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
The vast majority of cops have no problem if the mayor shows up at their line-of-duty funerals, sources tell the Daily News.
Only 850 NYPD officers have asked Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito not to come to their last rites if they die on the job, police sources said.
That means about 4% of the 23,000 active members of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association signed the missive on the union’s website.
“That’s low,” one of the sources said.
PBA spokesman Al O’Leary said he could not confirm the figure because the union hasn’t been tallying the funeral letters.
“We haven’t collected them yet,” he said, calling the figure provided by the sources “totally bogus.”
But one of the sources said lightning rod PBA President Patrick Lynch hadn’t sought support from the union’s rank and file before announcing the online form, which could account for the lack of enthusiasm.