White House Launches 'Operation Blue Bloods' To Get Protective Gear To NYPD

Holly Matkin

NYPD is not equipped to handle a pandemic.

New York, NY – White House officials coordinated a successful operation to deliver desperately-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to New York law enforcement officers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The rapid-response effort, dubbed “Operation Blue Bloods,” was launched by President Donald Trump’s Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro shortly after he received an “SOS” email from New York Police Chief Terence Monahan on Monday, the New York Post reported.

Chief Monahan begged Navarro to send PPE gear to his officers, many of whom have had to work without such protections due to the massive national shortage.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) had 6,200 officers out on sick leave on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.

Over 1,400 NYPD officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Navarro, who was named as the coordinator of the national Defense Production Act by President Trump last week, immediately began contacting company executives to request their help in rounding up and delivering the much-needed PPE items, the New York Post reported.

Just 16 hours later, those items began showing up on the frontlines, the New York Post reported.

Alcohol company Pernod Ricard donated over 6,000 gallons of hand sanitizer, which was rushed from Arizona to New York by a U.S. Postal Service trucker in just 48 hours.

Raytheon executives sent two private planes loaded with a total of 4,275 Tyvek crime scene suits, and General Dynamics delivered 120,000 pairs of gloves, the New York Post reported.

The NYPD described the deliveries as “a game changer,” according to the paper.

Prior to the arrival of the PPE, many detectives were going into homes without the proper protective gear in order to conduct investigations – leaving them more susceptible to contracting the potentially deadly coronavirus.

The operation’s success ensured those detectives will now head into the field equipped with face shields, gloves, disinfectant wipes, shoe covers, N95 masks, and Tyvek suits, the New York Post reported.

Navarro said that the quick turnaround time was the result of a concerted effort between the Trump administration and private companies.

“What we’ve been trying to do under President Trump’s leadership is to wed the full force of federal government with the full power of private enterprise,” he explained, according to the New York Post. “We got an SOS from the NYPD and a huge Trump thanks to General Dynamic’s Phebe Novakovic, Raytheon’s Tom Kennedy, Tara Engel of Pernod Ricard, and Laura Lane of UPS for answering the call.”

Navarro noted that the federal government made it a priority to get the NYPD the items they needed as quickly as they could.

“At the White House we love to move in Trump time, which is ‘as soon as possible,'” he said. “We’re not interested in thanks. We just want the people of New York to know the White House is thinking about them and getting it done.”

Comments (26)
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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I like the name they gave the operation.

JBoH
JBoH

People need to realize that COVID-19 has changed this country forever. Just like September 11 changed our country forever...so has this. If things are this bad with this new virus that’s hitting us and the rest of the world...what would have happened if this was a deliberate biological attack?

This is now a new age with a new way of doing business. There will be new laws, procedures, policy and preparations. We'll learn from this or we'll repeat all this drama and much worse...again sometime in the future.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

So......Trump bashers will NOT like this one bit LOL ! Thank you Mr. Trump....and that name of this operation is freaking AWESOME !

RMac1
RMac1

This is wonderful! Thank you President Trump! Will the masks be shared with NYC Corrections Officers working in the jails?

538 central K
538 central K

Its great the President has received the
10-13 from cops and is sending help.
But NYPD should of had gear in stock since 9/11/01. They have a annual budget of over 4 billion a yr. but they cant find a penny for cops to have protective gear. They spent millions giving cops iphones and bs bodycams. And millions giving iab ot to follow hard working street cops around for
Getting free coffee that merchants offer as appreciation being out there.

NYPD has dropped the ball protecting cops.

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Mic911
Mic911

True they may have a stock pile from 9/11, however after 19 years some of them may have either expired or possibly deteriorated.

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

Your are correct, some of the stock might have had a expiration date that was out but that's where they should have had a responsible person keeping up with the inventory. No excuse for being out of PPE for their officers.

538 central K
538 central K

Mic911. Total bs on your thoughts. Theybare suppose to
Replenish and restock stuff that expires. Nypd was given millions in federal and state aide re terrorism. And yes this pandemic was terrror.
No way this shit spread around the world in 2-3 weeks without some help.

chiefd
chiefd

Thank deBlasio and his hand picked leaders. deBlasio is too worried about catching cops who might goof off, have a cup of coffee on the house, to think about getting them PPE.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

2 or 3 weeks? The first cases were traced back to November. 4 months is plenty of time for a virus to circle the globe a few times.

Mic911
Mic911

Really ? This was an act of terrorism? Next you will blame it on the Doofacrats!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Happy to hear they are getting much needed protection gear.🤣👍

Musical1
Musical1

Awesome name but even better to piss off the libtards would have been "Blue Lives Matter"!!!

rix is retired
rix is retired

Mr. Mayor is having a fit, cuz he had nothing to do with it... Watch him try to switch out the delivery sites,,,

ikaika
ikaika

Thank you, Mr. President, for doing what de Blasio and Cuomo should have done long ago.

Lesaltoids
Lesaltoids

Trumps thirsty ass is just looking for more lips to kiss his pasty ass. They won’t actually get shit!


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