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City renames Coney Island corner in honor of fallen cop

The new street sign dedicated to Officer Leon Fox.
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This Coney Island corner will always have a cop.

Friends and family of slain Police Officer Leon Fox gathered at W. 12th Street and Surf Avenue — where the patrolman was shot and killed escorting a theater manager to deposit receipts at a local bank in 1941 — for a street co-naming ceremony in his honor on July 15.

“Police Officer Leon Fox was beloved by his colleagues and known to be a good man and a good cop, who left a significant, positive impact on his fellow Southern Brooklynites. That legacy of commitment and devotion to New York City will never be forgotten – and that street sign will make sure of it,” said Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who championed the memorial for Fox.

The memorial comes 78 years after Fox’s murder, and honors the fallen lawman with a sign reading “Police Officer Leon Fox Way.”

Officer Albert Mammon of the 60th Precinct — which covers Coney Island, Sea Gate, and parts of Brighton Beach — contacted Councilman Chaim Deutsch to suggest renaming the corner in Fox’s honor, according to the legislator.

Monday’s ceremony was attended by hundreds of community members and city officials, including First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, Deputy Commissioner Robert Ganley, Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison, and Deutsch. Fox’s only son Gerald Fox, 85, flew from California to attend the ceremony. Gerald Fox was 6 years old when his father passed in the line of duty.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.
Posted 12:00 am, July 19, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
A.C.A.B., remember that folks!
July 19, 8:31 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
All Cops Are Beloved, remember that folks!
July 19, 5:09 pm
Erwin Pettibone says:
We are lucky we don’t have the corrupt, blackmailing, bribe-taking law enforcement that they have throughout the world. Only criminals, low-class thugs and bigots have a problem with cops.
July 19, 7:38 pm
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July 19, 9:48 pm
ProspectHeightsResident from Prospect Heights says:
Great, another protest spot for rabid leftists.
July 20, 2:27 am
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July 20, 9:32 pm
JaBooty Jackson says:
When you are told by a group of cops to get down, you get down otherwise you will be taken down. If he would have obeyed authority he would still be alive. Sad that he was not taught valuable life lessons at home. He paid for it with his life. The mothers want to blame society for what happens to their kids when they are the ones who should take responsibility. Where are the fathers? That’s part of the problem too. P.s. nobody wants loiterers hanging around all day in their neighborhood whether they are selling loosies or drugs it’s still loitering and it attracts the wrong element.
July 21, 7:54 am
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July 21, 8 am
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July 21, 8:06 am
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July 21, 8:33 am
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July 21, 9:37 am
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All Cops Are Brilliant, remember that folks!
July 21, 1:47 pm
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We love you Donald! God Bless the USA
July 21, 2:01 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
If you see our officers working out there today in the heat wave, a smile and a Thank You will go a long way
July 21, 2:04 pm
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All Cops Are Brotherly, remember that folks!
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July 22, 8:07 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
All Criminals Are Brainless, remember that folks!
July 22, 12:03 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Just like trump and his supporters!
July 22, 12:14 pm
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We love you Donald! Thanks for standing up for the decent people of the world. God bless the USA!
July 22, 3:20 pm
Filthy Donald J Trump, the racist rapist scumbag from Queens says:
I couldn't have done it without all you dumb racists! Thank you for your continued bigotry! I told you they are dumb, they don't even know when I'm condescending them or that Ilhan has been a citizen longer (by 5 years) than my illegal wife, Melania. That's some bigly stupid!
July 22, 3:48 pm
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All Criminals Are Boneheads, remember that folks!
July 22, 4:12 pm
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All Cops Are Bigots, remember that folks! All trump supporters are stupid Bigots, remember that folks!
July 22, 4:14 pm
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July 22, 5:07 pm
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July 22, 7 pm
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To a true hero, Lady GAGA!
July 22, 7:02 pm
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All Cops Are Basturds, remember that folks!
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July 23, 7:52 pm
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