We have heard a lot over the last few days from those who knew Corporal Nick Polizzotto.
Thursday, three of his closest friends on the force sat down to talk about their brother officer, and the community's outpouring of support toward them since Corporal Polizzotto was killed Tuesday morning.
Phillip Herman said, “For some people this job is a job. For others it’s a way of life. And I think that's the way Nick felt about the job it was a way of life.”
Aaron Brick said, “Nick was very dynamic. As we've gone through with the family his friends, college roommates, etc. He had a broad spectrum of friends. Nick was obviously someone who was able to adapt and be anyone's friend.”
“Nick was a police officer and everybody knows that, everybody's here because Nick was a police officer. He was one of the best human beings, best person I’ve ever met,” said David Johnson.
Brick also said, “It's refreshing. This is a tough job and you don't always feel like you are liked. I'm the guy that pulled you over or came to your house when you had a fight with your husband or wife. We don't always feel like we are seen, but then you seen this memorial and you know we are loved.”
“It reinforces the human side of our job. A lot of people when the see police officers or think of police officers they think the person as an officer, but I think when this happens people come together and the community as a whole look at police officers, firefighters as people again,” added Johnson.
“Hopefully that's the thing people can take from Nick's passing. Look at the person next to you and realize that person has a family that person has emotions and say hi,” said Brick.