New York police add 1,123 new officers, including 3 brothers

Brothers Stephan, left, John, center, and Alec Favale pose for photographers before the New York City Police Department Police Academy graduation ceremony, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Three sons of a New York Police Department official were sworn in as officers Tuesday, in what may mark the first time three siblings have ever graduated from the city's police academy at one time.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is welcoming 1,123 new officers — and for three of them the job is all in the family.

Brothers Alec, John and Stephen Favale were among Tuesday’s graduates. And cheering them on was their dad, Deputy Inspector Anthony Favale.

Mayor Bill de Blasio saluted all the cadets for joining the nation’s biggest police department. He added special thanks to the Favales for their “family tradition” of service.

Alec and John are 22-year-old twins. Stephen is 24.

They say they’re proud of their dad’s 30-year police career. But Stephen Favale adds the NYPD brothers are “just like everybody else who graduated” after working hard.

Anthony Favale says it “feels amazing” to have three sons join the police force at once.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s