Muhheakannuck Nations at Nu Scodack
The Making of a Sagamore
Never Called by His Given Name
Auxiliary Police II
The Blackout of 1977
As executive officer, X.O., A/Lt. D'amico immediately headed for Fordham and the Concourse with their car to setup a command post and the coordinator headed for his post at the station house desk. Tony's first job was to get the generator running and tonight it cooperated on the first try. The other supervisors headed for their assignments and the 46 Auxiliary Emergency Service Unit was dispatched. The Auxiliary desk officer, APO Yvette A. was moved from downstairs to the station house entrance where she would maintain three logs throughout the night, logging all Auxiliary activity and incoming personnel, as well as answering citizens questions. Before the Auxiliary C.O. could get her gear, she was confronted by a bleeding woman. The woman's arm had been in the path of the descending plate glass of a smashed Concourse store window. The cut was so severe and jagged that the Aux. C.O. used sanitary napkins to bandage it and strongly advised the woman to go to the hospital.
Major lesson learned from this event by many in NYC PD.
AFS, however, refused all requests for a unit citation, giving, instead. all 46 auxiliaries two Merit awards