The former football player — who recently signed a minor-league contract with the Mets and is currently an outfielder for the Scottsdale Scorpions — came to New York to promote his new memoir “Shaken” and stopped by the 105th Precinct in Queens Village.
“Sometimes it can be a thankless job, but we just wanted to take this time to say thank you,” he said during his visit, which he made with Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.
The 105th Precinct was the home base of Detective Brian Moore, who was 25 when he was shot to death last year by an ex-con while in the line of duty.
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“It’s great to be able to come in here and try to encourage them,” Tebow said. “But, at the same time, they’re such an encouragement to me with just what they do every single day.”
Tebow received a T-shirt honoring Moore and in turn gave the precinct a Mets jersey signed by the entire team. He also signed autographs and posed for pictures with officers.