NYPD boss: Bin Laden’s death a ’welcome milestone’

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is welcoming news about the death of terror leader Osama bin Laden.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says bin Laden’s killing in a U.S. mission in Pakistan is a “welcome milestone“ for the friends and families of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and for those ”who remain tenaciously engaged in protecting New York from another attack.”

Kelly on Sunday night issued a message to all police commands reminding them that while there’s no information indicating a specific threat to the nation’s biggest city officers should remain alert following President Barack Obama’s announcement of bin Laden’s death.

More than 20 NYPD officers were killed in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

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