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Known for being a consummate gentleman and sportsman on the field, former NFL quarterback and now minor-league outfielder for the Mets Tim Tebow continued in that vain off the field with a visit Tuesday to a Queens Village police precinct to honor an officer slain in the line of duty last year.

The former Heisman Trophy winner visited the 105th Precinct along with Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon to express their gratitude for the officers’ daily efforts as well as to honor fallen Police Officer Brian Moore, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in May 2015.

As a token of their appreciation, they presented precinct commander, Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, with a Mets jersey that was signed by the entire team. Additionally, Tebow signed autographs while the precinct enjoyed lunch, courtesy of the Mets.

Tebow and Wilpon received T-shirts in honor of the fallen officer.

Schiff called the unexpected drop-in a “phenomenal show of support,” according to the Daily News.

“It meant a lot to us,” Schiff told the Daily News. “I don’t think it will be repeated any time soon by any other sports celebrity, unfortunately.”

It’s great to be able to come in here and try to encourage them. But, at the same time, they’re such an encouragement to me with just what they do every single day,” Tebow told ESPN.

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