Photos by Stacie Joy
Yesterday morning, East Village and NYPD community members came together to honor Det. Jamie Hernandez
, who was retiring after 34 years at the 9th Precinct.
Hernandez, who headed up Community Affairs, took part in a walkout ceremony at the station house on Fifth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
... where he was joined by his family...
... members of the 9th Precinct...
... and representatives of the neighborhood's religious community...
Deputy Inspector Ralph A. Clement, the 9th's commanding officer, presided over the ceremony...
Here's part of the longtime detective's farewell...
Hernandez, who told residents he'd be taking an extended vacation, then rode off in a unique NYPD cruiser...
His info and actions against anti-gentrifiers and housing activists definitely played a big role in the takeover and gentrification of the neighborhood by wealthy developers. Did he know about the coverup of the use of lead paint by NYCHA and the high levels in kids living in NYCHA housing in the neighborhood and other NYCHA repair problems ? I could go on but he is finally gone.
@Penley: What did he have to do with NYCHA?? You are putting the blame in all the wrong places, IMO.
Like I said, I WISH I had known about this - I would have been there to thank him for his service.
I am sorry to see him go, but NO ONE can do anything forever, especially as a community affairs cop in NYC.
Take care, Jaime!
Hey - what a car!
Congrats Detective Hernandez - our streets were safer with you here, boy the stories he has can fill a book. Enjoy your retirement sir!
He helped the tenants of our building a few times in dealing with Icon Realty Management including visiting their offices on our behalf. Thank you Detective. Enjoy your retirement.
I bet he's got some great stories.
A true gentleman!
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