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White House sends protective gear to NYPD in ‘Operation Blue Bloods’

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New York Post

White House sends protective gear to NYPD in ‘Operation Blue Bloods’

By Ebony Bowden

WASHINGTON — White House officials sprung into action on Monday after receiving an “SOS” email from the NYPD begging for protective equipment — delivering the frontline gear just 16 hours later, The Post has learned.

In a mission dubbed “Operation Blue Bloods,” President Donald Trump’s equipment czar Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, cobbled together a rapid-response team including company executives who flew thousands of full-body suits on a private plane the next day.

More than 6,000 gallons of hand sanitizer donated by alcohol company Pernod Ricard were also rushed from Arizona by a UPS trucker in 48 hours.

With a mounting number of bodies left in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, reports have emerged of homicide detectives being forced to make house calls without the correct protective equipment — potentially exposing them to the virus.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/white-house-sends-nypd-protective-gear-in-operation-blue-bloods/