Congratulations to Dr. Lynn O’Connor, who was named the first black female to the position of New York Police Department Surgeon General. We congratulate this outstanding medical professional for the incredible position that she has been named to and wish her well in this new position. Dr. O’Connor has served in many significant medical positions and in her new role in the NYPD, she will determine the officer’s fitness for duty to treat members and to provide consultation. This is a significant position.
“As someone who was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens, and lives in Long Island, it’s truly an honor to be sworn in as the first Black female police surgeon for the New York City Police Department. I am excited to bring the collective experience of merging law and medicine together while fostering community relations to reach people of all ages and backgrounds to help make a positive impact on their health,” said Dr. O’Connor.
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Dr. O’Connor goes on to say, that police officers spend a tremendous amount of time taking care of others and do not have as much time to care for themselves. She sees a role as providing the kind of care that police officer will need if they want to continue to be effective in protecting our community.
So we welcome Dr. O’Connor. And as she noted, she will be an inspiration for blacks and female who would wish to serve in a significant way in the police department and at a professional level. And she pledges to do her best to bring about more of that kind of talent to the NYPD. Congratulations to Dr. Lynn O’Connor.