Borough president honors 4 heroes

Four Brooklyn residents received honors for heroism from the borough president Wednesday.



Eric Adams named the recipients "Heroes of the Month" for acts of bravery, leadership and altruism at a Borough Hall ceremony.



Two of the honorees, Luis Ruiz and Atonio Pina, are karate instructors from Williamsburg who rescued a woman from an attempted rape.



Ahmed Khalifa, a Muslim high school student from Midwood, helped police arrest a man who attacked an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway.



And NYPD Detective Steven Franzel was the lead investigator on an operation that led to 40 gang-related arrests.



Miriam Braverman, the woman saved by Ruiz and Pina, had not been reunited with the two men until the ceremony. She says she's incredibly grateful.



"In Judaism, there's a saying that if you save one life, it's as if you saved the whole world," Braverman says. "I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for these two men."


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