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NYPD to Recognize Cadet-Rescue Officers

NYPD to Recognize Cadet-Rescue Officers

Associated Press

February 22, 2011

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department will recognize the officers involved in the rescue of two West Point cadets stranded on a 500-foot-high cliff.

Steve Browning said after the rescue early Sunday that it was “the most dangerous thing” he’s ever done as a police officer.

Browning credited the rest of his crew with heroics in plucking the 20-year-old men from a rock formation.

The daring NYPD helicopter rescue in darkness and dangerous winds safely delivered the cadets from an 18-inch-wide ledge.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point said the freshman cadets had gone rappelling on Storm King Mountain on their own.

The officers are being recognized Tuesday afternoon at Police Headquarters in Manhattan.

West Point is about 50 miles north of New York City.

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press


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    MIKIESPLACE

    about 3 years ago

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    NEW YORKS FINEST AT ITS BEST

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    Ralph8119

    about 3 years ago

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    Dittos......

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    rsironron

    about 3 years ago

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    Great job.

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    BigNTS

    about 3 years ago

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    Nicely done! I also saw this on the news. It was an outstanding effort by the crew.

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

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    This was on the news yesterday with video. Outstanding job by all memeber that took part in the rescue.

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    Blueblood1974

    about 3 years ago

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    great!

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    ilegworldchamp

    about 3 years ago

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    The N.Y.P.D. Air Wing / Aviation Unit are some of the most dedicated Police Officers I know. I know one very well Sgt. Donald Wingate based at Floyd Bennett Field and he is to my knowledge one of the "Consummate Professionals" that are part of that group. They rise to the occasion every time . Thanks guys

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