November 28, 2022 MANHATTAN, New York – Mayor Eric Adams honored two NYPD officers who saved the life of a Homeless man experiencing a medical issue on the platform and had fallen onto the tracks.
“They jumped to rescue, even risking their own lives and the blue surge in our subway system is working.” -Mayor Eric Adams.
Officers Brunel Victor and his partner Taufique Botch, along with a selfless unknown “Good Samaritan” jumped onto the subway tracks to help the man who had fallen off the platform after suffering a medical emergency on Thanksgiving Day in Harlem, Manhattan.
The heroic duo were recognized for their bravery on Thanksgiving day and received proclamations from from Mayor Adams.
According to officials, officers Victor and Botch were on patrol at the 116th station in Harlem as part of new subway safety initiative rolled out by Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul.
City officials are also reaching out to the unknown “Good Samaritan” who immediately jumped into action in assisting the officers but soon after left on the next train.
“They don’t worry about their own personal safety, they look after the safety of other New Yorkers. And it doesn’t matter with the background or who, or what neighborhood they came from, we come together. They jumped to rescue even risking their own lives and the blue surge in our subway system is working.” Said Mayor Eric Adams.
Mayor Adams also briefly talked about crime stats and how the increase in officers in the city subway system is helping decrease crime around the city.