Showing posts with label Police Hero. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Police Hero. Show all posts

January 2, 2019

A Police Officer Becomes a Hero by Just Being a Good Smart Cop

"A Police Officer Becomes a Hero by Just Being a Good Smart Cop" is the title and what I did not include was " because our expectations of cops are so low that when they do the right thing they become heroes." I hope this incident serves to teach us all. I've seen cops pulled their guns when asking for an id without any cause which in itself is breaking the law. In NYC we had Stop and frisk started by the mayor who serves Trump as a lawyer (Someone who said recently that breaking the law is not a crime).

This incident occurred down below in the subway system of the city of New York. The video went viral. I wanted to make sure that this act of common sense, bravery and the following of standards that have been used in the biggest police forces around the world in which not all police officers carry guns. Like for instance in Britain and India. Officers in Japan carry weapons but it will be rare for a civilian to get shot (In 2017: 0) I wanted to make sure as many people see what happened here as possible. Had he shot all these five men or a few of them he would be on video too but he didn't.
I would like for everyone, particularly to other cops to see it. His first instict was not to reach for his gun or any offensive weapon. He used a self defense baton and stayed on it confident of his ability to contain these 5 men. Drunk or not when you have any man coming at you to hit you, it becomes serious. Never have I seen a police officer in the US act this courageous, confident way.

Adam Gonzalez
                                           Police Officer Ali
The Economist police shootings

 By Michael Gold and Nicholas Kulish
New York Times

On late Sunday night, a scuffle broke out between a New York police officer and five homeless men at a subway station in Manhattan. The officer single-handedly fended off all five with just his feet and his baton.

The scene was captured on video by a bystander and shared on social media, where it was viewed hundreds of thousands of times. But the officer, Syed Ali, had no idea the video had gone viral.

Then, at 5 a.m. on Monday, a fellow officer called Officer Ali and asked him if he had seen himself online.

Officer Ali, who does not use social media, did not know he had even been filmed.

“Holy cow, what the hell is this?” he said he thought to himself after watching the video. 

Many in New York and elsewhere had similar reactions.

“What extraordinary professionalism and bravery by NYPD Officer Syed Ali,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter on Tuesday. Bill Bratton, Mr. de Blasio’s former police commissioner, agreed. And Councilman Chaim M. Deutsch, a Democrat from Brooklyn, presented Mr. Ali with a certificate and thanked him for showing “restraint and discipline in how he de-escalated the situation.”
Officer Ali said he remembered certain things about the encounter: the trickle of sweat that ran down his neck, and the tension he felt during it.

But Officer Ali said he was glad it was filmed because it allowed him to reconstruct the episode.

“The tension and the adrenaline were at full throttle, where I couldn’t even tell you the details the video is showing,” he said. “It may have saved me. Officers get crucified for garbage sometimes.”

The episode began when a woman at the East Broadway subway station on the Lower East Side told Officer Ali she was scared because a group of people was bothering her. He said he told the men to leave the station.

“That’s when I saw they started becoming a little aggressive, more combative,” he said. “The video kind of shows what happened after that.”

As the men approached him, Officer Ali repeatedly told them to stay back. Officer Ali kicked one man to the ground who had gotten too close. That man got back up and started throwing punches. Officer Ali responded with his baton. Then the other men began to approach him.

A bystander helped separate Officer Ali from his assailants. But then a different man broke through the informal barricade and lunged at Officer Ali. The man tripped over his own leg, stumbled and fell onto the tracks.

Officer Ali remembered calling to have the power shut off to the third rail after the man fell onto the tracks. (Even as the men were attacking him, Officer Ali said, he was worried about their safety.)

But many other details caught on the video were lost to him in the fog of adrenaline.

“Looking at the video now from the outside, I’m like, ‘Whoa, that was a pretty ugly situation,’” he said.

The video was not the first time Officer Ali had gotten noticed online. He had achieved a small measure of attention after Customs and Border Protection detained him at Kennedy Airport in the early months of the Trump administration, even though he was a citizen, a New York police officer and a combat veteran who had spent two years in Kuwait.

Officer Ali credited that military training with helping him maintain his cool when the group of men was coming at him. He said he never even considered drawing his gun because he didn’t think the situation called for it.

“We’ve been taught to properly use a piece of equipment based on the situation,” he said.

Three of the men, Eliseo Alvarez, 36, Leobardo Alvarado, 31, and Juan Nunez, 27, were arrested and charged with riot and obstructing governmental administration, the New York Police Department said. Mr. Alvarez was also charged with attempted assault, attempted criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

After the attack Sunday night, the men, who were highly intoxicated, were taken to a hospital, treated and released, the department said. They were not initially charged in connection with the attack but were arrested the next day when officers observed them sleeping in the subway station.

At the time of the arrests, the district attorney’s office was not aware they were also connected to the attack in the video, the police department said.
A version of this article appears in print on Dec. 27, 2018 NY Times

December 4, 2018

One More Story in NYC: Cops Get it Right, Groom Can Propose Thanks to the Cops

WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC!
She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them? 💍 call 800-577-TIPS @NYPDTIPS @NYPDMTN
Here’s a photo of the ring our officers recovered (and cleaned!) Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips if you know the happy couple so we can return it to them!
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July 19, 2017

Heart Stopped for 40 Minutes But CPR from Two Cops Brought Him Back

 A North Carolina man whose heart stopped for about 40 minutes has paid tribute to the emergency workers who brought him back from the dead.
John Ogburn with the police officers who saved him, Lawrence Guiler (L) and Nikolina BajicJohn Ogburn, 36, suffered a cardiac arrest while working on his laptop near his Charlotte home on 26 June.
Two police officers who happened to be nearby began CPR on the father-of-three within a minute of the 911 call.
They took turns resuscitating Mr Ogburn for around 42 minutes until his pulse returned.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Lawrence Guiler and Nikolina Bajic's lifesaving efforts are all the more praiseworthy given that emergency workers are not required to perform CPR after 20 minutes without any vital signs.

'I'm doing really well'

After Mr Ogburn was brought to hospital, doctors placed him in a medically induced coma to help him recover for the rest of the week. 
He has been advised not to drive for six months and is easing back into work.
But for the most part, he says he feels completely fine, apart from a sore chest.
"My energy level hasn't been what it was before, but that might be because my routine changed a bit," he told the BBC. 
"The combination of [the chest compressions and an internal defibrillator] is a little sore, but if that's all I got to complain about, then I'm doing really well."
Mr Ogburn said he is still figuring out how to make the most of his second chance at life.
Above all he feels indebted to the first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty to make each new day possible for him. 
"In certain time frames they're supposed to call it, and they didn't, they continued to try to save me," he said. "And I am just so grateful for that and for them."

Golden minutes  (By the way He saw no heaven no hell on the other side)

Dr Michael Kurz, associate professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, says: "The evidence does tell us that for every minute the heart is stopped and that high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not conducted, there is a 10% reduction in survival. 
This case in North Carolina highlights the value of CPR in extending that window of survivability. Immediate CPR can double or treble chances of survival from cardiac arrest. Most US employees are not prepared to handle cardiac emergencies, and that needs to change." 
More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the US each year, with 90% of those victims dying as a result. Just 46% of people who experience cardiac arrests outside of hospital receive any form of help before professional paramedics arrive.

March 15, 2017

9/11 Responder A Cop Who Twerk at Gay Pride Has Died of Cancer

Hance good-naturedly accepted a kiss from Aaron Santis after twerking to Michael Jackson 

Michael Hance, the NYPD officer who went viral for dancing during the 2015 Pride Parade, died of cancer on Sunday.

A veteran of the police force for 17 years, Hance, 44, was also a first responder during the September 11 terror attacks, an obituary for the late officer said. A GoFundMe established to help Hance pay for his medical bills described him as "a true family man" whose "greatest joy" was his two daughters. As of Tuesday, the crowd funding page had raised more than $20,000.

Hance gained online fame in 2015 for dancing with a Pride celebrator to Michael Jackson’s "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," much to the joy of spectators.

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