Ride for NYPD Sergeant Keith Ferguson

August 5th, 2012

8-5-12Nearly 1,000 participants showed up on this hot and humid Sunday morning to honor NYPD Hero, Sergeant Keith Ferguson. His mom, Sonia, was in attendance and was thrilled that I stopped by to honor her son.
The NYPD Running Club put together this 8th annual 5K walk/run. Which raises money for scholarships for individuals.
48th Precinct Sergeant, Jose Benitez breezed to victory. He and I talked afterward and he invited me for a visit to his Precinct in a few weeks. Also in attendance was an enthusiastic group of women from Men & Women Who Workout. They cheered for me when I met them and I returned the favor as they crossed the finish line.
Sergeant Ferguson was on patrol in lower Manhattan in January 2004 as part of the NYPD anti-terrorism unit when he heard a foot patrol officer calling for assistance. The officer was chasing a suspect who he had attempted to arrest. Sergeant Ferguson was responding to the scene when his vehicle got stuck in heavy traffic. Sergeant Ferguson exited his vehicle and began to run to the location where the officer needed assistance. When Sergeant Ferguson arrived on the corner of Broadway and Grand Street, with several other officers who had responded to the call, he collapsed on the trunk of a vehicle.
We need to always remember Heroes like Sergeant Ferguson and the sacrifices made to protect our liberties and freedom.

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