FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2007
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE DEATH OF POLICE OFFICER RUSSEL TIMOSHENKO
"It is with a heavy heart that I join the family members, fellow officers and other New Yorkers who this evening grieve the loss of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko. While I can't know the anguish they are going through, I want Russel's parents Leonid and Tatyana to know their son was a hero. It does not provide any consolation, but I am proud of the investigators who worked so swiftly to apprehend those that committed this detestable and cowardly act. Despite the best efforts of the team of medical professionals at Kings County Medical Center, Russel has now left this world and is in the hands of God. May he rest in peace."
Stu Loeser/Jason Post (212) 788-2958