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33 cops honored on NYPD's Medal Day

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.

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