The wife of an NYPD officer who nearly died when an emotionally disturbed suspect stabbed him in the brain with a 3 1/2-inch knife last year has joined the police department, both to continue her husband's mission and pursue her own.
Dina Loor was sworn in as a probationary officer Wednesday along with more than 1,000 other cadets, and is scheduled to begin six months of academy training this week, according to The New York Post.
Her husband, Eder Loor, was stabbed in the head while on patrol in Harlem in April 2012 when he and his partner tried to remove a schizophrenic, bipolar man from his mother's apartment building after the mother called 911. Loor, a six-year veteran of the force at the time, survived the stabbing, but his injuries rendered him unable to continue his NYPD service.
Now his 27-year-old wife is eager to pick up the calling.
"He's been very encouraging," Dina Loor told the Post. "He's always telling me to follow my heart, and this is where my heart is."
Dina and Eder Loor have two children together, ages 6 and 2.
The suspect accused of stabbing Loor in the head pleaded not guilty to first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault last year.