NYPD's 20-year-decorated veteran celebrated Independence Day a little earlier — and gave the department a finger.
Staten Island's Thomas J. Gambardera, 41, officially retired from the military two weeks ago at a monument within the New York Police Department, "Let's Go Brandon," rear.
"I'm officially retired today!" He wrote in a post at the time. "I'm sorry, but from the excuse for s–t's work. Thank God, I'm finally free! ... I'm" some of the people I worked with and the people I worked with. I loved it. But this job is not a friend of anyone. Time to live freely. See you there!
A recent detective sergeant, Gambardera, told the post Saturday that he loved his job when he started. Crime policy.
"I was a true believer," said Gambardera, from a police family, about the early days of the beat. "I wasn't an s–t bag. I worked on some complicated details. I gave a lot of blood, sweat and tears. But no more."
The combination of increasingly liberal policies and what he said is from the NYPD. The hanging in every aspect of his life made him sour at work.
"This is the worst f-king job in the world," said Gambardera. "They own you. They are not your friends. Everything talks about the" big blue family. " They don't care. If I die tomorrow, they won't give sh-t. If something is needed, will not happen. You should just say prayer.
A sloppy former police officer said he was tired of growing hostility to the police, calling for the NYPD defense, and cracking down on what police officers could and couldn't do.
"Crime has skyrocketed and police are leaving in swarms," said Gambardera. "Anyone can see it. All this liberalism is clearly a failure. But this is what they wanted. It's a ridiculous experiment, and it's the people who ultimately pay.
Gambardera said there was a backlash in the posts and photos, but not so many.
The image he aimed at depicts a policeman watching over the murdered policeman's child — and several current and retired NYPD detectives Gambaldera gave a finger in one. I was stabbed and angry when I saw the picture. Police plaza.
A retired detective said police often buy miniature versions of statues for the family of murdered police officers with the protagonist's shield number.
"I'm sick," Gambaldera said. "It's called mouth diarrhea. Anyone who knows me knows I'm like this. I won't give in."
Gambaldera divorced with three children The police said they were well treated under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former police chief Ray Kelly, and that the general public should be with them.
"The beginning of the end the moment they stop executing quality of life "He said. "It was a big deal just to let people know that we could get a response from noise complaints, but it's all gone for a long time."
Working in the 68th Division of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Gambaldera, who said he was elected Officer of the Year in 2006, joined the army in July 2002. The precincts of Kensington.
According to city records, he earned $ 164,000 last year.
More than 2,119 NYPD officers have resigned or retired so far this year– at the pace of the largest outflow of officers since statistics became available.
As of May 31, about 524 police officers have resigned and 1,072 have retired. The NYPD pension statistics obtained by The Postlast month showed. In June alone, 523 executives left, 400 retired, 123 resigned, and the most resignations in a month in at least 10 years.
Of the 2,119 retired people, 1,472 retired and 647 retired, 38% above the historical record of 1,535 in the first half of 2020.
Gambaldera was found to be "unfounded" by six, while one was considered "unfounded," according to records showing that four were exonerated. 14 complaints have been filed against him. He was not subject to disciplinary action.
"The majority of retired police officers are proud of their careers and service at the NYPD," a high-ranking police source told the post when asked about Gambardera.