Bronx NYPD precinct revamps, renames gym in honor of fallen officer from Long Island

It was nearly five years to the date after Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident in the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Nov 8, 2021, 10:37 PM

Updated 889 days ago

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The Bronx's 43rd Precinct renamed its gym in honor of an NYPD officer from Long Island Monday morning.
It was nearly five years to the date after Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident in the Bronx.
The new plaque for the 19-year-veteran isn't the only fresh addition to the precinct's gym for officers.
The once run-down "dungeon," as the precinct's commanding officer called it, has also been fully renovated with new flooring and state-of-the-art equipment.
The renovation and renaming project is part of the New York City Police Foundation's 50 Grants for 50 Precincts in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
The foundation says the gym makeover, which was also partially funded by Montefiore Medical Center, is a way to give back to the officers while also promoting mental health and wellness.
They're hoping that the new gym will be a place where officers want to work out and feel engaged.
Tuozzolo's wife, Lisa, attended the renaming ceremony and said she's incredibly proud to see the new facility that officers can use daily.


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