I would like to at this time like to praise off-duty transit cop Christopher Canale, who came upon a burning school bus and rescued two people in Manorville. Commissioner Bill Bratton awarded him with the Challenge Coin given to cops for bravery.
Canale jumped into action that day and did the brave thing to save others. He went above and beyond the call of duty to save lives. He truly is a fine example of what our Finest are all about. Furthermore, he has proven to be a great role model for all of us to follow, for when we see someone in trouble we should act to help in some way.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village