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John Nuthall


November 28, 2022

PBA statement on proclamation for 25 Precinct subway heroes

Mayor Eric Adams, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell and MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber presented a proclamation today to NYPD 25 Precinct Police Officers Brunel Victor and Taufique Bokth, who saved a man who had collapsed onto the subway tracks:

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“Police Officers Victor and Bokth deserve far more than praise for their heroism. Like all New York City police officers, they are overworked and underpaid. They deserve a competitive salary that will reverse the current NYPD staffing emergency. Press conferences and mayoral proclamations will not stop cops from quitting in droves. If our city doesn’t immediately fix our low pay and brutal work schedule, there may not be a hero police officer available to help the next time a New Yorker is in distress in the subway.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.