Cop Who Shot College Kid Wins 'Officer of the Year'

Family of Pace University football player Danroy Henry furious
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2011 12:23 PM CDT
Danroy Henry's Killer Named 'Officer of the Year'
Danroy Henry Sr., right, father of Danroy "D. J." Henry, holds his wife, Angella Henry, as she talks about her son during a memorial service at the Boston Convention and Visitor Center, Oct. 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

(Newser) – The family of slain Pace University football player Danroy “DJ” Henry called out a New York police union today, after discovering that it had named the cop who shot and killed Henry their “Officer of the Year.” Aaron Hess’ award was especially galling, the family told the Boston Globe, because the Justice Department is still investigating the shooting.

“I’m glad the world gets to see the arrogance we’ve been dealing with since Oct. 17, from the district attorney’s office all the way to the Police Benevolent Association,” said Henry’s mother. “For us, it’s not a surprise.” (Read more Danroy Henry stories.)

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