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The parents of murdered hero EMT Alison Russo-Elling pleaded with New York City Mayor Eric Adams to stop the Big Apple's spiraling crime at the wake to celebrate their daughter Monday.

Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was charged with the 'barbaric and completely unprovoked,' stabbing death of Russo-Elling, 61, a nearly 25-year veteran of the New York Fire Department last week.

Adams attended the wake for Russo-Elling, along with hundreds of other mourners, including fellow FDNY members, NYPD, EMTs and Suffolk County Police, which took place at Commack on Long Island. 

Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy says she saw the parents speak to Adams and that they 'just took the mayor on,' with anger and jokes and 'let him have it', according to the New York Post

Catherine Fuocco, Russo-Elling's mother, asked Adams, 'Weren’t you a police officer for 30 years?'

The parents of murdered hero EMT Alison Russo-Elling pleaded with New York City Mayor Eric Adams to stop the Big Apple's spiraling crime at the wake to celebrate their daughter Monday

The parents of murdered hero EMT Alison Russo-Elling pleaded with New York City Mayor Eric Adams to stop the Big Apple's spiraling crime at the wake to celebrate their daughter Monday

Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was charged with the 'barbaric and completely unprovoked,' stabbing death of Russo-Elling (pictured), 61, a nearly 25-year veteran of the New York Fire Department last week.

Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was charged with the 'barbaric and completely unprovoked,' stabbing death of Russo-Elling (pictured), 61, a nearly 25-year veteran of the New York Fire Department last week. 

Adams attended the wake for Russo-Elling, along with hundreds of other mourners, including fellow FDNY members, NYPD, EMTs and Suffolk County Police, which took place at Commack on Long Island

Adams attended the wake for Russo-Elling, along with hundreds of other mourners, including fellow FDNY members, NYPD, EMTs and Suffolk County Police, which took place at Commack on Long Island

Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy says she saw the parents speak to Adams and that they 'just took the mayor on,' with anger and jokes and 'let him have it'

Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy says she saw the parents speak to Adams and that they 'just took the mayor on,' with anger and jokes and 'let him have it'

EMT's and FDNY gather at the station house to watch the Purple and Black Bunting for Lt. Alison Russo-Elling

EMT's and FDNY gather at the station house to watch the Purple and Black Bunting for Lt. Alison Russo-Elling

A spokesman for Adams said Monday night, 'Our hearts are with Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling’s family, her fellow FDNY EMS members, and with all New Yorkers who lost a truly amazing public servant woman to a senseless act of violence'

A spokesman for Adams said Monday night, 'Our hearts are with Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling’s family, her fellow FDNY EMS members, and with all New Yorkers who lost a truly amazing public servant woman to a senseless act of violence'

After Adams confirmed it, she responded: 'You know what to do,' begging Adams, 'Please, give me back my city.'   

Kennedy, who represents Suffolk County which is just outside of New York City, said that Fuocco and her husband Frank were 'saying what we're saying: 'Make my city better, make my city better.'  

Adams apparently responded with 'some brief statements that were comforting and accepting of what was said to him.'  

A spokesman for Adams said Monday night, 'Our hearts are with Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling’s family, her fellow FDNY EMS members, and with all New Yorkers who lost a truly amazing public servant woman to a senseless act of violence. We will never forget Lt. Russo-Elling’s bravery and commitment to service as we mourn her loss along with the FDNY.'

Zisopoulos was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for the attack that took place Thursday afternoon in broad daylight on a street in Astoria, Queens. 

This is reportedly his first arrest. He had an interaction with the police in 2018, when he was accused of issuing threats to Asians.

The incident resulted in his hospitalization, but an arrest was never made.

He was arrested Thursday outside an apartment on 20th Ave. and 41st St. in Queens. The three-story apartment building is known to also house New York's only swingers club.

Zisopoulos initially locked himself in his apartment, but surrendered to law enforcement about an hour later. 

Peter Zisopoulus, 34, is perp walked Friday after killing an on-duty EMT on Thursday

Peter Zisopoulus, 34, is perp walked Friday after killing an on-duty EMT on Thursday

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