I wanted to give a great big and positive shout out to the policemen of the 62nd Precinct in Brooklyn who responded on January 18th after I was hit by a van at an intersection.
The officers arrived quickly, were very professional, and took full charge of the situation. I don’t get impressed too easily, but I was extremely impressed by these police responders, and by the EMT’s they called for me, too.
People have been far too hard on the police of late due to a few unfortunate incidents. The memories of the public can be deficiently short. On 9/11, when the Twin Towers were attacked, a sight I witnessed live out the windows at my old job, New York police and firemen ran right into that inferno – to rescue as many people as they could. When there’s a problem, they arrive. When a pedestrian like me gets mowed down, they get there as fast as they can.
Thank you, 62nd Precinct! I stand with all of you.