NOW ON PIX11 TV: A grateful NYPD officer tells the powerful story of how his colleague died saving his life

Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 22:40:01-05

When veteran NYPD Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo lost his life during a deadly police shootout, his community was heartbroken.

The 41-year-old proudly and bravely served for nearly 20 years in the NYPD. He was assigned to the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx when he died in the line of duty.

Now, just three months later, we’re learning about what really happened on that tragic day in November and the unexpected way his NYPD family is coping with losing one of their own.

Watch the full story tonight starting right now, only on PIX11 News.