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July 07, 2010
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NYPD cop disobeys orders, saves his Sgt.

En route to a call code 3, Sgt. Kersellius felt excruciating pain in the front of her head and the back of her neck

Police Officer James Atkins disobeyed a direct order from his sergeant — and it saved her life. Sgt. Grevirlene Kersellius, 42, was recovering from a brain aneurysm at Roosevelt Hospital on Tuesday, her prognosis good, because Atkins insisted on rushing her to the hospital when she complained of a bad headache.

"Thank you for not listening to me," the tearful 19-year NYPD veteran told Atkins.

"She looked bad and I made the decision to take her straight to the hospital," said Atkins, 41. "When I found out what it was I was like, 'Wow!'"

Read more at NYDailyNews.com.






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