NYPD Honors Staten Island Teen Who Saved Elderly Woman Seen Wandering On Side Of Highway

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD gave a Staten Island teen a hero’s thank you Thursday after he rescued an elderly woman seen wandering on the side of a highway last week.

CBS2 first met 17-year-old Eric Roman next to his police badge collection. The aspiring NYPD officer told CBS2’s Ali Bauman how he helped rescue an 87-year-old woman who was alone and disoriented on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway.

“He’s just a really good example of what the future of this City has in store for it,” said Chief Delatorre.

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