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Terry Collins honors fallen officer with NYPD cap at presser (pic)


Terry Collins and the New York Mets may be down 0-2 heading into Game 3 of the World Series at Citi Field Friday, but the organization nevertheless took the time to pay tribute to a fallen NYPD officer.

Collins, starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Michael Cuddyer all wore “NYPD” caps during their respective media sessions Thursday to honor the memory of slain NYPD officer Randolph Holder, who was killed recently in the line of duty while chasing down a suspect in East Harlem.

The Mets skipper specifically mentioned Officer Holder before expressing his appreciation for the entire New York Police Department.

“Our organization supports the NYPD as strong as any place I’ve been around,” he said, via the New York Post. “I have some very close friends where I live in Long Island City that are New York Police Department, so I’m honoring police officer Holder.

“The job they do to keep our family safe and myself safe, we need to honor them some more. This is something the organization said we should do today and I certainly believe in it.”

The team also contributed funds to help defray the costs of burying Officer Holder, whose funeral was Wednesday.

Mets third baseman David Wright and the team earlier this year also hosted the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the two NYPD officers slain execution-style in their squad car last December, to spring training in March.

(image via Adam Rubin/Twitter)