Media giant Gannett apologizes for publishing a SCATHING obituary for an NYPD cop written by his SON!

The Gannett newspaper chain has apologized for publishing the obituary of a former NYPD cop who called him a narcissist and violent alcoholic. Lawrence Pfaff Jr of Jacksonville, Florida wrote his late father’s scathing and brutal obituary in a July 2 article in the Florida Times-Union.

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“He passed away on June 27, 2022, living a long life, much longer than he deserved. He is survived by his three children, not four. Whoops, five children. Well, as of 2022, we think there’s one more we know about, but there could be more. His love was abundant when it came to himself, but for his children it was limited,” the obituary bed.

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Pfaff wrote: “From an early age he was a ladies’ man and an abusive alcoholic, cementing his commitment to both with the path of destruction he left behind, damaging his adult children and leaving them broken. Lawrence, Sr’s hobbies included abusing his first wife and children, he loved starting projects but never followed through on any of them.

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“Lawrence, Sr spent over 20 years in the NYPD, but even his time in service was negligent at best. Due to his alcohol addiction, his commanding officer took away his gun and badge, replacing them with a broom until he could get his Lawrence, Sr pretended to be clean and sober for over thirty years, but never worked any of the twelve steps, including the eighth and ninth steps with his children, doing amends,” he continued of his father who died at the age of 81.

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“He possesses no redeeming qualities for his children, including those he knew and those he knew.” It will be hard to miss Lawrence, Sr because he was narcissistic. He was incapable of loving. The passing of Lawrence, Sr proves that evil does eventually die, and it marks a time of healing, which will allow his children to get the closure they deserve Lawrence, Sr is remembered for being a father to many and a father to none,” the shocking obituary concluded.

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Pfaff said First Coast News, “Writing his obituary was a way for me to really cleanse myself and let that part of my life go. And so a year ago, I sat down and started writing it, not knowing that I will have the opportunity in the near future to use it.” He added: “I went through my adult life and realized that nothing was working, that I was broken and damaged by alcohol and alcohol abuse, I continued to seek help and improve.”

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Pfaff continued, “He’s been 30 since we stopped talking to profess his truth. And now it’s my turn to profess my truth.” He further revealed, “I got a call from someone in St Augustine who found me and wanted to thank me for posting this because, you know, they had similar lives and they wanted to be able to do something similar to help heal. They just thanked me for, you know, honesty.”

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The Gannett Company, which owns the newspaper, issued the following statement: “We have unfortunately published an obituary which does not meet our guidelines and we are reviewing the matter further. We regret any distress this may have caused.”

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