NYPD cop shot in Bronx will be home for Thanksgiving

One of two NYPD officers shot by a suspect in The Bronx was released from the hospital Thursday to raucous applause from her fellow Finest — and just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs, 23, was greeted by a hundred clapping cops — and Mayor-elect Eric Adams — as she was wheeled out of St. Barnabas Hospital shortly before noon, wearing a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association jacket.

“Happy Thanksgiving, thank you, everybody,” the officer told her brothers and sisters in blue, as she got up to walk into an awaiting van, with bagpipes playing in the background.

Jacobs, an Air Force reservist with one year on the job, said that she was feeling “good” after her ordeal.

The hero cop was shot twice in the upper right arm Wednesday night while responding to a call of a person with a gun with another officer.

The officers were in uniform when they arrived to East 187th Street and Beaumont Avenue around 8 p.m. and spotted a person who matched a description of the suspect sitting on a stoop.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs was shot twice in the upper right arm while responding to a call of a person with a gun with another officer.

Officer Robert Holmes, an eight-year veteran of the force, approached and told the man to remove his hands from his pockets — and the suspect pulled out a Ruger handgun and opened fire, police said.

Jacobs returned fire five times, hitting the gunman, while Holmes wrestled him to the ground, according to surveillance footage obtained by The Post Thursday.

Holmes, who was shot in the armpit during the struggle, was in stable condition at St. Barnabas. He will spend the holiday there with his girlfriend, a Bronx cop said.

Clapping cops.
Officer Alejandra Jacobs was greeted by a hundred clapping cops.
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Eric Adams.
Mayoral elect Eric Adams was in attendance as Officer Alejandra Jacobs was released from the hospital.
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“He can’t wait to get out, hopefully tomorrow,” the cop told The Post, adding, “We are getting him a nice dinner.”


Meanwhile, Jacobs, who left the hospital with her parents, “was thrilled to get out and just wants to be with her family,” the cop said.

Cops who welcomed the brave officer at the hospital were glad to see Adams, a retired NYPD captain, with one noting a “big difference” from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who clashed with the force over his two terms.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs.
Officer Alejandra Jacobs was “thrilled to get out and just wants to be with her family.”
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“He seemed very sincere,” a Bronx officer said.

The suspect, whose name has not yet been officially released, was also being treated at St. Barnabas and was expected to survive. He had not been charged as of Thursday afternoon.

Additional reporting by Amanda Woods