Hero cop Officer Andrew Dossi proposed to his girlfriend on Thanksgiving — nearly two years after he was shot in the line of duty.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, November 24, 2016, 5:13 PM
An NYPD cop shot in the line of duty nearly two years ago had something to be extra-thankful for on Thanksgiving: his girlfriend said yes.
With iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons in the air and fellow cops looking on, Officer Andrew Dossi, 32, took one knee.
“Officer Dossi proposed to his girlfriend alongside the NYPD Band at today’s @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congrats!” the NYPD wrote on its Twitter account.
A photo from the scene showed Dossi’s now-fiancee with a thrilled look of surprise and her hand over her heart.
Chief of Transit Joseph Fox stood alongside them, applauding.
Officer Andrew Dossi was discharged from Mount Sinai hospital in January 2015 after being gravely wounded by an armed robber.
The proposal represents another triumph for the hero cop and Army reservist, who was blasted by an armed robber in the left arm and lower back on Jan. 5, 2015 — serious injuries that kept him hospitalized for 11 days. Officer Aliro Pellerano was also wounded by the gunman.
Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital said at the time Dossi faced a long road of recovery before he returned to active duty.
The staff sergeant twice called up during Operation Iraqi Freedom is also the father of a young girl. He’s assigned the NYPD’s Intelligence division.
A woman who identified herself as Dossi’s sister confirmed the feel-good proposal. She declined to talk further because the family was in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner at their father’s Rockland County home.