Veteran police officer Tommy Accomando had more to worry about than getting shot in the face when chasing a Trinitario gang member down Creston Avenue in the Bronx.
There’s no good time to be running after a suspected drug dealer and known gang member with a long rap sheet in the city’s poorest borough — especially when he pulls out a loaded gun.
But when NYPD vehicles are being attacked, when there are calls to defund the police, when criminals put officers in headlocks and particularly when new legislation hampers how cops take down suspects — the stakes are particularly high.
“You’ve got enough stuff going on in your mind,” Accomando told The Post last week, the second of two Friday night tours a reporter spent riding along with Special Ops cops from the 46th Precinct — aka “The Alamo.”
Here shootings are up 53% over last year, with 26 so far in 2020. Citywide, the summer has been brutal,