Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Giants' Steve Weatherford visits NYPD precinct to say thanks (PHOTO)

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford says he was sick to his stomach to hear of the ambush killing of two NYPD officers this past weekend.

So on Tuesday, back from the team’s trip to St. Louis, Weatherford dropped in on the 18th Precinct in Midtown Manhattan to show his appreciation to the men and women who serve New York City.

Before heading to the Meadowlands for practice a "nervous" Weatherford, with his seven-year-old son Ace in tow, spent more than an hour with New York’s Finest.

“What they do for us on a daily basis, I know it doesn’t get enough credit,” Weatherford told the New York Daily News. “People don’t say ‘Thank you’ enough for the times that they don’t need the police because everything is under control and everybody is safe. It’s a very thankless job, and I just wanted to go there and really just tell them ‘Thank you for doing what you do for us, for putting your life in danger on a daily basis to afford us the safety and security so we can sleep peacefully at night,’ and ‘I appreciate everything that you do.’”

Weatherford hoped his simple but significant gesture — along with head coach Tom Coughlin's subtle tribute during the game — helped show the NYPD that the two officers — Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu – won't be forgotten in Big Blue Nation.

And it sure looks like he did a Giant deed.

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