NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of the NYPD’s newest recruits knows all too well the risks faced by police officers.
Dina Loor was among the recruits sworn in by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Queens College on Wednesday.
On April 17, 2012, her husband, Officer Eder Loor, was stabbed in the head by a man who police said was emotionally disturbed. She has spent the time since then watching him slowly recover from his injury.
But is hasn’t stopped the 27-year-old mother of two from following her dream, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.
“After my education at John Jay College, I would say that I wanted to pursue this career more than I’ve ever anticipated,” she said. “I have passion for the law and to enforce it and to protect the community as well.”
She said that her husband is behind her.
“He’s very encouraging. He’s always telling me to follow my heart and this is where my heart has been,” she said, adding that he had some advice for her. “Always be ready and be alert and to trust your partner.”
She also has the support of her 6-year-old daughter.
“She goes ‘Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, you’re going to be a cop!’ and she was all happy,” Loor said.
Loor said she’s also grateful to the NYPD for its support.
“The police department has been very good to us and I thank them for that,” she said.
Eder Loor was promoted to detective in March.
His alleged assailant, Terrence Hale, was charged with attempted aggravated murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Police said Hale had a history of mental problems and was previously arrested in 2002 for robbery and in 2006 for assault.
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