The NYPD Football Team won its game, 18-9, over the FDNY's "Bravest" team yesterday. The Fun City Bowl matchup, which took place at Hofstra, was marked with sadness, as the NYPD team's was thinking about teammate and colleague Omar Edwards, who was fatally shot while off-duty in Harlem by another cop last Thursday. The NYPD Finest players wore Edwards' number and initials on their helmet; Seventh Precinct Sgt. Dave Reilly also shaved "RIP Omar" in his hair. He told Newsday, "It felt good to win this one for Omar. He was the nicest guy in the world." Officer Joel Sussman, who worked with Edwards as a housing officer, told the Post Edwards, who was 25, had opted out of playing this season because he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two young children, adding, "If this didn't happen, he'd be here rooting us on." Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was also present for part of the game, "Obviously, [the players] very devastated. It's very difficult for all of them. ... This is obviously a very emotional experience."
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