Captain Ravello was managing the security detail of the New York Police Department for the United Nations for the peace treaty signing of Presidents Allison Taylor and Omar Hassan. At around 6:00pm, Jim Koernig called Ravello and told him that he had fallen ill and would be unable to work that night. He then told him that Mike Farmer would cover his shift. Ravello told him that Farmer had a shift the next day, but Jim told him that Mike had agreed to work the double shift. Ravello then authorized the shift swap and hung up.