61st Precinct Police Officer Andrew Gibbs, Verizon employee Steven Baudille, 61st Precinct Police Officer Melissa Waldon, 61st Precinct Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz.. (Source: Cymbrowitz's office)

The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz:

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz lauded the quick-thinking heroism of Verizon employee Steven Baudille, and 61st Precinct Police Officers Andrew Gibbs and Melissa Waldon during a presentation of Assembly citations for the three heroes at his district office.

The 36-year-old Baudille was en route to a job at approximately 11 a.m. when he noticed that smoke was pouring out of a building’s basement on East Eighth Street in the Midwood section. The Staten Island resident flagged down the two cops nearby and, unconcerned for their own personal safety, the three of them broke through the basement’s window frame and Baudille was able to drag the critically injured Offir Shachar, 40, to safety.

“I am pleased to be able to honor the prompt and selfless actions of Verizon employee Steven Baudille, and Police Officers Melissa Waldon and Andrew Gibbs. The noble actions of these three prevented an otherwise potentially tragic outcome, and further reminded us that there truly are heroes among us. It is very important that we take the time to thank these individuals for their bravery, and for helping to ensure that our community is a better and safer place,” said Assemblyman Cymbrowitz.

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  • nolastname

    Good looking out 61. Someone pinch Melissa’s cheek, she’s so cute. 

    • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

       That smile’s the first thing I saw!

    • yourmother

      Yes someone please patronize the obviously female cop by treating her like a little girl and pinching her cheek, please do that. Whats with the two ass clowns who had nothing to do with this getting a photo op, oh right , its always an election year. Maybe Verizon workers should drive around policing neighborhoods, and cops should do the installs, usually both suck ass at what they’re supposed to be professionals at……Suck in the guts fellas and don’t forget to patronize the little girl.

      • nolastname

        Bored are we?  

      • bagels

        Damn, girl, you need to get laid….

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

         NO, you must be somebody else’s mother.

  • Thatguy

    I’d smash.

  • Guyfromthelounge

    Cute yes but never got me scooter qualified..

  • Georgia

    Great work and proud of the 61. Another tough & dangerous task they were facing.

  • Mollencommission2012

    Where is the SHEEPSHEAD BAY STORY ABOUT SIX  61ST PRECINCT COPS SETTING UP AND WRONGLY ARRESTING AN INNOCENT MAN: ALL CAUGHT ON VIDEO?????????????

    THE MOST CORRUPT PRECINCT THIS SIDE OF NEW ORLEANS. THE US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MUST LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION IMMEDIATELY INTO ALL THE THINGS THIS PRECINCT HAS BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH FOR DECADES.  NY DAILY NEWS STORY “CRYSTAL CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT MTA WORKER DIDN’t TRY AND RUN DOWN COP – JOHN HOCKENJOS OF 23rd STREET. NY POST STORY: VIDEO CLEARS B’KLYN MAN OF TRYING TO RUN DOWN COP

    WHERE WILL ALL THE COP LOVERS BE FOR THIS STORY ? THE SAME ONES WHO REPEATEDLY DENOUNCE EVERYONE WHO HAD SIMILAR STORIES????

    FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MUST INVESTIGATE THIS PRECINCT AND WILL! FINALLY THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THESE UNION THUGS WHO DO NOTHING BUT TERRORIZE INNOCENT BROOKLYNITES!

    • http://www.google.com/ F_a_b_a

       Link to article please. I would like to read it.