NYPD officers reunited with blind man they rescued from subway tracks, honored with commendation

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
NYPD officers reunited with blind man they saved from oncoming subway
Two NYPD officers were reunited with the blind man they saved from an oncoming subway train.

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Two NYPD officers were reunited with a blind man they pulled to safety after he stumbled off a subway platform in Brooklyn last week.

The officers leaped into action after the 61-year-old man fell from the platform at the Grant Avenue station in East New York.

Detective Henry Greco and Officer Jason Macaluso, both assigned to patrol city housing, quickly pulled the man to safety.

"Sir, are you OK?" one of the officers asked the man, in body camera video. "I'm glad we saw you."

Chief of Housing Jeffrey Maddrey praised the officers for their quick thinking.

As MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber honored them, Greco and Macaluso were surprised in the MTA boardroom by the presence of the man they saved.

The MTA awarded the officers with "Hero of the Subway" commendations.

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