In the Blue Bloods episode “Pain Killers,” NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) learns that two UN diplomats were pulled over and detained for an hour, but he doesn’t know why. It turns out the Governor of New York has assigned State Troopers to do random checks at city bridge and tunnel crossings. According to Reagan’s press secretary Garrett Moore (Gregory Jbara), turns out the State Troopers were given strict orders not to inform the NYPD. Reagan turns to the Mayor Dutton’s office (Lorraine Bracco) for help dealing with the Governor.
Governor Martin Mendez is portrayed by actor David Zayas. The Puerto Rican-born actor is known for his roles on hulu’s Shut Eye (Eduardo Bernal), Netflix’s Bloodline (Sheriff Aguirre), Gotham (Sal Maroni), Saint George (Junior), Dexter (Sgt. Angel Batista, see link above), Angels in America (Super), and Oz (Enrique Morales), among others. Fun fact: Zayas was a NYPD cop for 15 years before becoming an actor! Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10pm on CBS. [What Happened To Danny’s Wife Linda on ‘Blue Bloods’?]
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