CAMBA’s Taronn “Tree” Sloane, a Brownsville In, Violence Out (BIVO) team member and Violence Interrupter, was honored on Monday, March 6th with an official proclamation from NYC Mayor Eric Adams with his BIVO family by his side. Taronn was recognized for his unwavering dedication to keeping the streets of his own Brownsville, Brooklyn neighborhood safe.
In late January, while Taronn was off the clock, he heard a commotion in a hallway of Tilden Houses and rushed toward the danger to see if he could help deescalate the situation — something he and his fellow BIVO team members do each and every day. Unfortunately, Taronn was shot in the chest during the incident. Thankfully, Taronn not only survived but is already back to serving his community, even as he continues his recovery today.
The proclamation presented to Taronn at City Hall from Mayor Adams stated in part, “there is no greater example of the indomitable spirit for which New Yorkers are known than the strength displayed by Taronn Sloan” and that Taronn “embodies the very best characteristics of the five boroughs.”
Mayor Adams also officially proclaimed Monday, March 6, 2023 in the City of New York as Taronn Sloane Day.
Congratulations to Taronn for this honor and we thank Taronn and the entire BIVO team for everything they do for the Brownsville community.