US marshal from Baldwin receives Congressional Badge of Bravery

Posted: Updated:
BALDWIN -

A deputy U.S. marshal from Baldwin was honored today for his actions in the line of duty.

Johnny O'Brien received the Congressional Badge of Bravery.

O’Brien helped save a wounded FDNY firefighter shot twice during an operation to catch a member of the Bloods street gang.

The incident occurred on Staten Island in 2015.

O'Brien was able to pull the firefighter to safety while the suspect continued to fire.

"You don't really think, you just react, you know, and then you think about it afterwards," he said. 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."