New York: Mayor Eric Adams on November 28 presented a proclamation to NYPD police officers Taufique Bokht, and Brunel Victor for saving a man who had fallen on the subway tracks, at great risk to their own lives. He named November 28, 2022, after them. The incident took place on Thanksgiving day, November 24, while most New Yorkers were home with their loved ones, enjoying their meal.
Officers Bokth and Victor had completed their normal tour of duty, and were assigned for an additional four hours of duty near the incident site 116th Street Station. “This directly resulted in them saving a New Yorker’s life,” the Mayor contended and went on to say, “Therefore, I, Eric Adams, mayor of the City of New York do hereby proclaim Monday, November 28th, Officer Brunel Victor Day and Officer Bokth Day.”
Taufique Bokht is a Bangladeshi American while Brunel Victor is of Haiti origin.