I’ve told Rudy that as long as he returns my phone calls, I’m here to stay. The day he doesn’t, I’m gone.
A statement by Safir regarding his future as New York City Police Commissioner in the wake of calls for his resignation.Jeffrey Goldberg (1998-08-16). "Sore Winner". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
He's had a tough life. As is not unusual in Jewish families - if you've ever seen the movie Avalon - I think somebody's cut the turkey on Uncle Louis a few years ago... That doesn't change my view of him when I was young and he was a detective.Howard Safir
For more than four years it has been my honor and my privilege to serve as the leader of the greatest police department in the world. This organization is made up of police officers, detectives and leaders who every day and every night go out and earn the title New York's Finest, and to have the opportunity to lead them and serve the people of New York City is something I have cherished and will always look back on with pride.Howard Safir
Firefighters across the country have no greater friend than Rudy Giuliani. Those of us who have worked with Rudy Giuliani know he has always been a strong and consistent supporter of firefighters and first responders. On September 11th and the days that followed Mayor Giuliani once again demonstrated his commitment to the safety and well being of our firefighters and his respect for their extraordinary courage and sacrifice.Howard Safir
I don't want anything to do with Howard Safir. If you put my name anywhere in an article about Howard Safir, there will be repercussions.Howard Safir
Howard Safir is the reason I gave up 19 years in the [U.S.] Marshals Service.Howard Safir
He's pond scum, and you can quote me on that.Howard Safir
Howard has a strong ego. He [also] had a very strong desire to be perceived as doing a good job, and that combination worked wonders for us... To this day, they love him for what he did.Howard Safir