Daughter of new police detective melts hearts at promotion ceremony

JERSEY CITY — Forty-four Jersey City police officers were promoted at a City Hall ceremony Tuesday afternoon but it was a 2 year-old girl who stole the show.

Andrew LaBruno, 36, was shaking hands with Mayor Steve Fulop after being promoted to detective when the girl’s voice rang out inside the packed but quiet council chambers.

“Good job, daddy!”

It was LaBruno’s daughter, Ava, watching the ceremony in the arms of her mother, Meghan.

Meghan LaBruno said her daughter’s words of encouragement, which elicited more than few “awws” from the crowd, were not rehearsed.

“That was completely her,” she said. “If I had …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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