FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2008
STATEMENTS BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY ON THE DEATH OF SEAN MICHAEL JUSTIN SANZ - SON OF TRAFFIC AGENT DONNETTE SANZ
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg
"Despite valiant efforts to save his life, Sean Michael Justin Sanz, the infant son of deceased NYPD traffic enforcement agent Donnette Sanz, passed away today. Our hearts and prayers go out to the child's father, Rafael Sanz, and to all those who loved Donnette and her son. Their already heavy burden of grief has been terribly compounded.
"From the moment last Thursday when Donnette was struck down, scores of New Yorkers pulled together as one to try to save her and her still-unborn child. The bystanders who heroically rescued Donnette from under a school bus in the Bronx didn't just lift five tons of glass and steel; they also lifted the spirits of our entire city. The team at St. Barnabas Hospital who performed Sean Michael's emergency delivery and the staff at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center who then labored to save his life deserve our grateful thanks as well.
"This tragedy has affected the whole City, and we will long remember the service Donnette gave to New York and the inspiration that Sean Michael's short live gave all of us."
Statement by Police Commissioner Kelly
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sean Michael Sanz so soon after his mother Donette, whose service to City of New York and the Police Department will never be forgotten. Our hearts and prayers are with their family."
Stu Loeser / Jason Post (212) 788-2958