Call it an Easter miracle.

Early Sunday morning, four New York City police officers in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, were shot while rescuing a woman and her 4-month-old baby from a hostage situation. When I visited them in the hospital

Sunday, all were in stable condition, and all are expected to survive.

Only one day earlier, police officers patrolling in Red Hook, Brooklyn, attempted to stop and question two men, who fled and then fired upon the officers. Fortunately, the officers were not hit. They returned fire, and the wounded gunman was apprehended in Far Rockaway, Queens.

This was a weekend for giving thanks to God. But we cannot rely on prayer to protect our police officers and keep our city safe.

The work of Ray Kelly and the NYPD has made New York City the safest big city in the country. Crime is down 35% over the past decade, and murders are at historic lows. But as our officers put their lives on the line to take guns off the street, they are getting no support from Washington – with terrible consequences.