In Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump held the annual “Police Week” ceremony with the family members of officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The president became “broken up,” his voice faltering with emotion after 90-year-old Adriana Valoy, mother of a fallen officer did one thing. It was such a touching moment between Trump and Valoy, yet the mainstream media refuse to report on it.
Losing a loved one who is serving the country as a police officer is a devastating loss, but if you are the parent of that police officer, you have also lost your child. We can all agree to lose a child at any age is a wound that will never fully heal.
So when President Donald Trump was giving his address during the “Police Week” ceremony, he looked out into the crowd, and 90-year-old Adriana Valoy immediately caught his eye. It was at that point in his address that he was recalling Valoy’s daughter’s last moments on earth as a New York City Detective.
In Trumpian fashion, he diverted from the planned ceremony and called Detective Miosotis Familia’s family up on the stage. Political Insider reports, “At the service, Trump was joined on stage by Officer Vincent Maher (Familia’s partner), and Familia’s mother and children. Trump had invited them on stage, in what was only the first unplanned move of the day.”
“We weren’t going to bring you up, but I looked at you in the audience and I said you have to come up because you’re representing something so important,” the president said.
Detective Miosotis Familia was shot and killed for one reason: wearing a police uniform. She decided to forego the cushy job and go back to the mean streets just two weeks prior to her death.
The New York Times reported, “[H]ostility toward law enforcement personnel was building in Alexander Bonds, who had been in and out of prisons and jails for 15 years and was slipping into severe mental illness. Last year he warned in a Facebook video that he would not back down if he encountered police officers on the streets: ‘I got broken ribs for a reason, son. We gonna shake.'”
They add, “Officer Familia, 48, who was known for a no-nonsense demeanor in her 12 years in the Police Department, grew up in Washington Heights in Manhattan amid the crack cocaine epidemic. She became a police officer in her mid-30s, after ending an earlier try at the Police Academy. She raised a daughter who is now in college and twins, all while caring for her mother in an apartment two miles north of where she was killed.”
Trump then began to speak about Familia – before stopping himself, deciding that it would be better to allow Officer Maher to speak about her instead. Holding back tears, Maher honored his fallen partner, “This is a woman who got injured a while ago and volunteered to come back to patrol to one of the roughest places in New York City,” Maher said. “She volunteered to leave a cushy job to come back to patrol.”
As the president went back to the podium, Detective Familia’s elderly mother clung to him. The president was moved and grasped her hand tightly as she leaned on his back at one point. As he continued to finish his address, Trump’s voice faltered with emotion as he felt this woman’s pain at the loss of her child.
Political Insider reports, “Trump also stepped up his commitment to law enforcement during his speeches during that day, reaffirming prior calls for a mandatory death penalty for cop killers. Despite the touching moment Trump and the mother of Familia shared, the media has largely ignored it. Do you think they would’ve done the same with Obama? Doubtful.”
If Barack Obama had shown this type of emotion, we all know CNN, MSNBC, and every leftist outlet would have made this their big story. But they hate this touching moment. They don’t want anyone to see it because it shows that Trump is a good person who allowed himself to show his vulnerable side for this elderly mother in pain. It was not staged, it was not planned, and it showed extraordinary leadership qualities in the president to share the grief of this family who had given the ultimate sacrifice.