James Statement on Death of FDNY EMS Lieutenant

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in response to the stabbing death of on duty FDNY Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling:

“My heart aches for the family, friends, and fellow EMS officers who loved Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling. This senseless, brutal attack against a dedicated public servant is horrific, infuriating, and devastating. This attack reminds us all of the dangers faced by New York EMS personnel, and why these dedicated heroes who have earned our respect deserve pay equity and fair compensation. EMS officials like Lieutenant Russo-Elling put themselves in harm’s way to serve their fellow New Yorkers, they should be recognized and paid fairly for their devotion and duty. I join with all New Yorkers as we grieve for Lieutenant Russo-Elling. May her memory be a blessing and an inspiration.”

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