A plaque dedication ceremony was held Saturday in to memorialize an NYPD officer who was killed in the line of duty last year.
The ceremony was held for Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo at the 43rd Precinct, where he had worked.
Tuozzolo, a 19-year veteran of the city police department, was shot and killed last year while responding to a home invasion call in the Bronx.
Tuozzolo's wife Lisa also spoke at the ceremony and thanked those who have stood by her side and offered their support.
"Every day since November 4th, I continue to learn how to be both a mom and a dad to two young boys," Tuozzolo's wife Lisa said. "Every day, I continue to navigate an unwanted reality where I'm responsible for ensuring my boys have everything they need."
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill praised him putting his life on the line to keep others out of harm's way.
"He looked out for everyone else, he looked out for those under his command, he looked out for the people in the community," de Blasio said, speaking at the ceremony. "He protected — that was his nature."