Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.
One night while conducting directed patrol at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, Officers Ramon Baez and Dominique Hall of the New York City Police Department were alerted of a man who appeared sick and fell onto the roadbed. The officers immediately responded and saw the individual unresponsive on the tracks. The track area is extremely dangerous due to oncoming trains and the presence of the third rail, which carries approximately 650 volts of electricity.
Without hesitation, Officers Baez and Hall climbed down to the roadbed and attempted to pick up the unconscious man. With the assistance of bystanders, the officers lifted the man back onto the platform and summoned emergency medical services. Officers Baez and Hall waited with the individual until medical personnel arrived, determined that he suffered a seizure, and transported him to a local hospital.
Officer Dominique Hall
Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or an arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up, a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com.