NYPD Officers Lend A Helping Hand

L to R: PO Nicholas Altizer-Mercado, PO Christopher Ianno

“Being part of neighborhood policing is about directly engaging with the community,” said Police Officer Christopher Ianno. “Every situation is different and we always do our best to help people.”

A broken elevator in a Brooklyn housing development left a 92-year-old World War II veteran stranded until police officers arrived. On Monday October 23, two Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) from the 63 Precinct in Marine Park were on patrol at the Glenwood Houses when they were flagged down. A woman asked them to help her wheelchair bound grandfather who was stuck on the fifth floor. The two cops lifted the man and his wheelchair then carried him down the five flights of stairs to the lobby of the building.

“It was not easy, we rested at each floor. But it was the only way to help and that’s why we are here,” said Police Officer Ianno.