43rd Precinct officers pay it forward in honor of slain sergeant

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Officers from the 43rd Precinct helped pay it forward by making the dream of one of their own a reality.

Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, of Long Island, was killed in the line of duty almost a year ago. His widow says he always hoped to someday build a treehouse for his two sons, but unfortunately his life was cut short.

Officers from the 43rd Precinct and first responders from Long Island donated their time and materials to build a treehouse. The treehouse looks like a mini-43rd Precinct.

The inspector at the 43rd Precinct says the volunteers put in 12-hour days sometimes. He says it was an overwhelming sense of community appreciation for the family.

The treehouse has been named 43rd Precinct East.

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