Tim Tebow pays visit to NYPD precinct to honor fallen officer Brian Moore
Tim Tebow may have struggled a tad in the Arizona League in an improbable attempt at a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. But that doesn’t mean the organization doesn’t recognize the former quarterback can nevertheless do wonders in the area of community outreach, despite his perceived shortcomings on the field.
Tebow on Tuesday paid a visit to NYPD’s 105th Precinct in Queens Village to show support for New York’s Finest, particularly fallen officer Brian Moore, who was killed in the line of duty at the age of 25 in May of last year.
Tebow was joined by Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon during the visit, where they presented a jersey in honor of Officer Moore.
.@TimTebow visited the @NYPD105Pct today to meet the officers and donated a jersey in honor of Officer Brian Moore. https://t.co/JPGYD9xEhd pic.twitter.com/S4jdbpIrbj
— New York Mets (@Mets) November 29, 2016
“It’s very meaningful to be able to give back, but honestly [I’m here to ] just to say thank you and try to encourage all of them that what they do really matters,” Tebow said during his appearance, via the New York Post.
“It matters to me, and they’re making a difference. What they’re doing is significant,” he said. “Sometimes it can be a thankless job. We just wanted to take this time to say thank you.”
Tebow was in town to promote his new memoir, “Shaken,” but took time away from media events to show his support.
“It’s really nice to see people come down that really appreciate us, that care about what we do every day,” said NYPD Lt. Robert Maguire. “There’s a lot of support in New York. With Tim Tebow coming down and the Mets coming down…it gives us a good feeling.”
Despite the goodwill nature of the event, Tebow couldn’t avoid being asked about his pro baseball career. He said he is taking things “day-by-day,” and wouldn’t say whether he will be attending spring training with the Mets in a few months.
Given Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s reaction when asked if Tebow would be in big-league camp in the spring, Tebow probably shouldn’t hold his breath.