From a press release from the Mayor’s office today:
On May 15, 2006, Sanitation Police Officer (SPO) Gerard Rotolo responded to a Sanitation supervisor’s calls for help in Queens. The supervisor was being hit repeatedly on the head with his own radio after ticketing the assailant’s illegally parked car. When SPO Rotolo reached the supervisor, he was bleeding profusely from the back of his head. SPO Rotolo administered first aid until EMS arrived. SPO Rotolo, now joined by Lieutenant Hector Marrero, began investigating the incident, interviewed witnesses and tracked down and apprehended the assailant. Lieutenant Hector Marrero of Enforcement received a silver medal for his efforts in apprehending the perpetrator.