NYPD unions feed grieving first responders outside Lt. Hoosock’s funeral

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — If any of the mourning officers attending Lt. Hoosock’s funeral Monday were hungry, they had plenty to eat and drink.

The Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds was flooded with support coming from far beyond Central New York.

Members of NYPD, the most significant police force in America, traveled to the Fairgrounds to make sure their grieving brothers and sisters were cared for and fed.

The officers setup food trucks, operated by different NYPD unions.

Fallen Heroes

“We need to be here to show people across the street and across the country that we care in the time of the greatest need,” said John Collins with the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association.

“Whenever a police officer goes down, we come up. We’re here to show support, by just giving a cup of coffee or bottle of water. We want to show them they are not alone in this tragedy,” said John Flynn with the NYPD Police Benevolent Associations.

The first responder food trucks were developed after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing.

The associations bring their food trucks to funerals, memorials and other first responder gatherings.

“You never want to be part of these solemn things, but you don’t want them to be alone,” said Flynn.

“All these officer and firefighters put their life on the line, so if I can provide a little smile, I’m going to try my best,” Ana Hor said, while working one of the food trucks for NYPD’s Detectives’ Endowment Association.

Small acts of kindness, making a big impact for Central New York’s finest.

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