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Suffolk officer honored for helping to save 2 people from overturned car

Officer Kevin Farina was presented with the New York State Liberty Award – the highest honor the state Senate can bestow on a resident.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2023, 12:33 AM

Updated 293 days ago

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A Suffolk County police officer was honored Wednesday for helping to save two people whose car overturned in Farmingville.
Officer Kevin Farina was on his way to work in June when he saw the overturned car on the road.
He and two others pulled the individuals to safety as the car caught fire.
Farina was presented with the New York State Liberty Award – the highest honor the state Senate can bestow on a resident.
“Those two good Samaritans that helped me, those were two off-duty NYPD officers, and we got the job done together,” Farina says. “We had noticed two people were trapped inside, we were able to open the back door and get the two people out safely.”
Officer Farina was still a probationary officer during the rescue.


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