NEW YORK CITY -- A final walk for one of the most decorated careers law enforcement has witnessed. Bill Bratton, 2-time NYPD Commissioner, taking his final stroll out of the NYPD's headquarters.
His exit only lasted a few minutes, but it attracted hundreds the likes of which included, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara the Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as watchful eyes on the ground and in the sky.
Ultimately, Commissioner Bratton rode off in a vintage police car. Afterwards PIX11 News spoke with several of the city's top crimefighters who weighed-in on Bratton's 45-year career:
"There is no finer friend to the prosecutors office than a guy like Bill Bratton. He did more for public safety than anyone I can think of in the United States." -Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney, Southern District
"America policing needs him now more than ever. He may be retiring from the NYPD, but his voice still resonates around the country." - Robert Boyce, NYPD Chief of Detectives
"He is a good friend, he really is and this is a tremendous tribute to him. I have never seen anything like this. Thank you everybody." -James O'Neill, New NYPD Commissioner