Hero Cop From Long Island Ended Yesterday’s Terrorist Rampage in NYC!
Posted: 1:09 pm Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
By Donna Donna
NYPD officer Ryan Nash is being hailed as a hero today for stopping suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov from causing further mayhem yesterday when he took him down with a bullet to the abdomen after the suspect refused his order to drop his weapons.
28 year old Nash is stationed at the First Precinct in Lower Manhattan, he was responding to a local call when word of the terrorist attack came in.
Reports say Nash, who’s been on the force for 5 years, is from Medford right here in Suffolk County. He’s a 2007 graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School, where he was on the school’s track team.
According to Newsday Nash “has received two past awards for Excellent Police Duty and one for Meritorious Police Duty from the NYPD,” and sources say he has 50 arrests to his credit.
To NYPD Officer Ryan Nash-thank you for your bravery & quick action in stopping yesterday's terrorist attack. Truly one of New York's Finest pic.twitter.com/xdDvNBc7HD
Although Nash’s identity was not know yet at yesterday’s press briefing only 2 hours after the attack, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill praised him saying, “I want to commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments after it began.” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also thanked “everyone at the NYPD … starting with the officer who stopped this tragedy from continuing.”
According to the New York Times, in a news conference today (11/1) Mayor de Blasio said he had spoken to Officer Nash since the attack. “He is a good young man; he was very humble about what he did, but what he did was extraordinary,” the mayor said. “And it gave people such faith and such appreciation in our police force.”