Special Mention: The NYPDDate: July 26, 2011
On Tuesday, July 26th, the NYPD was getting ready to wrap up its nearly two-week-long investigation at the Levi Aaron house on East 2nd Street. Before they prepared to return the house to its owners, members of the NYPD reached out to Misaskim's Disaster and Recovery team to come down to the house for another sweep to ensure kavod haniftar.
"The NYPD's sensitivity to our community and to the family of Leiby Kletzky, a"h, is truly remarkable," said one volunteer at the scene. "It will do its utmost to accommodate, despite the intense activity as its investigators prepare to leave the crime scene."
Misaskim immediately dispatched the same volunteers who were at the scene when the terrible discovery was made in the wee hours of July 13th. These same volunteers were also the ones who spent that day at the Medical Examiner's Office, working alongside the coroners to make certain that the proper kavod h'achron was given to Leiby a"h and that the levayah could still take place on that day. Misaskim volunteers have undergone the necessary training that enables them to preserve kavod hames in these tragic circumstances.
Misaskim would once again like to publicly thank the NYPD for its support and understanding. The volunteers are deeply grateful for their ongoing positive relationship with the NYPD.
It is Misaskimís sincerest hope that Klal Yisroel will be shielded from any more suffering and pain in the future.