Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Off-duty Hero - NYPD Officer

Prior to Hurricane Sandy taking ownership of every single headline, an Off-duty NYPD officer was hailed for his heroic actions.

His name is Ivan Marcano.  He is 27 years old.  And these events happened on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 6:30pm.

Ivan was in his car with his girlfriend when he witnessed a man being robbed by two muggers.  Despite being Off-duty, Ivan intervened.  But he was shot in the chest, and the bullet barely missed his heart.

As his girlfriend drove him to the hospital, he realized the assailant's car was in front of them.  It happened to get in an accident.

While holding his own gunshot wound, Ivan jumped out of his car and back into action.  He pursued the suspects, at which time he shot one in the head.  That suspected later died.  The other is at large.  And yet another, the driver of the get away car, is also at large.

Ivan's heroism prompted a visit to his hospital room from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, wherein Ivan was promoted to Detective!

On-duty or Off-duty, courage and bravery is something to be honored.

Hats off to Ivan Marcano and many more Off-duty Officers who serve the public well beyond the schedule of their shift!

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