The New York Rangers honored the NYPD officers who cleared school kids off Brooklyn streets during the deadly U-Haul rampage in Brooklyn earlier this month.
Officers Hector Santini and Frank Ingebrethsen have been recognized for their heroism and gifted Rangers jerseys with their names on them during Sunday’s sport at Madison Sq. Backyard, the place the house crew received towards the Los Angeles Kings, 2-5.
The duo raced to roads closed for college students to play during recess, rapidly directing these in potential hazard to get inside as Weng Sor, 62, killed one and injured eight others on Feb. 13.
In harrowing physique digital camera footage beforehand launched by police, one of many officers is seen pulling as much as a closed highway dashing down the road.
“Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!” he was heard shouting as kids ran forward him. “Guys, get off the road! Let’s go, off the road!”
Santini joined the police division in 2008 and Ingebrethsen, in 2011, in keeping with NYPD data.
Sor’s victims included single dad YiJie Ye, 44, who didn’t survive the assault. He additionally injured a pedestrian, a police workplace and folks on bikes, mopeds and an e-bike.
The Las Vegas man advised police he’d noticed “an invisible object” heading towards the U-Haul earlier than he went on the deadly journey that started in Sundown Park and spanned Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights.
Sor was charged with homicide and a number of counts of tried homicide within the assault.