Mayor Michael Bloomberg was among those attending the funeral of Officer Artur Kasprzak, who was laid to rest in Staten Island.
As floodwater surged into his house, the off-duty officer shepherded six adults and a toddler to the attic.
Then he went to check the basement. When he didn't return, one of the women called 911.
Police came quickly with a SCUBA unit, but they couldn't access the home because of power lines that had fallen into the water.
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