Borough President Adams honors four crime-fighting Brooklyn heroes
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored four Brooklyn residents on Wednesday afternoon as part of his continuing “Heroes of the Month” program, where he highlights ordinary Brooklynites who do extraordinary acts.
The honorees included Luis Ruiz and his stepson Antonio Pina, a karate-instructing duo from East Williamsburg who saved a woman from an attempted rape; Ahmed Khalifa, a Muslim Midwood High School student who helped cops arrest the attacker of an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway; and NYPD Detective Steven Franzel, who was the lead investigator on an operation that resulted in the arrest of more than 40 gang members.
Ruiz and Pina were the November heroes of the month, Khalifa was honored for December and Franzel was given the award for January.