To: Inspector Sean McCarthy
214 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596
Dear Inspector McCarthy,
With sweat dripping from his face in the sweltering 90-plus degrees, Police Officer William Purcell along with the help of Police Officer Gennaro Martucci took the time to make a difference and a memorable impression on two former Nassau County residents.
Current Floridians, Arline & Bernie Rutsky, formerly of West Hempstead, were here for the holiday visiting their children, grandchildren and newest addition to their clan, their greatgrandson. They were heading to meet with their cousin Sandra M. Powers of Bayville for a family reunion when suddenly the rental car got a flat tire. As luck would have it, they were on across from the .
Distressed at the situation, Arline saw a car leave the police station and suddenly found her arm up in the air hailing them for help. Much to her amazement, not only did they stop, but they actually changed the tire for this grateful couple. This truly was a moment to remember.
I’m sure, Inspector McCarthy, you often hear complaints from residents, and it might be rare when someone takes the time to acknowledge services over and above the line of duty. So I’m taking the time, because I thought you’d be proud of P.O. Purcell and P.O. Martucci. And, by the way, they did it with a smile.
Trying to get help on the Fourth of July could have been a frustrating, upsetting and disappointing experience, however, because of these ‘gallant men in blue’ it turned into an adventure filled with appreciation.
Just thought you’d like to know...
Sandra M. Powers