By Anna Phillips
The New York Sun
NEW YORK — In complete darkness and amid 5-foot waves, four members of the New York City Police Department's Harbor Unit rescued a man from beneath an overturned fishing boat. Yesterday, the four were among 33 to be honored for their acts of heroism in life-threatening situations.
The department's annual Medal Day is "the proudest day of the year for the NYPD," Mayor Bloomberg said, but it is also somber, as most Medals of Honor - the department's highest award - are given posthumously.
33 cops honored on NYPD's Medal Day