2005-04-15 / Front Page

Chamber Adds Final Bios For Bravest And Finest

Last week, The Wave ran a story about those police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who will be honored by the Chamber of Commerce of The Rockaways at its “Bravest and Finest” luncheon to be held at Russo’s On The Bay at 12:30 p.m. on April 21.

EMT Leslie Perez – EMS-FDNY

EMT Leslie Perez joined Emergency Medical Services in 1997 and has been assigned to the Rockaway Peninsula for 7 years. During that time she has consistently proven herself to be a most valuable public servant. From her skills as an EMT, to her abilities as an administrative aid, she has become the example of what a Fire Department EMT should be. On August 3, 2004 after climbing two fences to gain access to a drowning victim in Jamaica Bay, Leslie became ensnared in debris causing her to fall while clearing a third fence. Despite suffering an injury to her arm, she continued to the patient and began resuscitative measures. EMT Perez remained involved in the life saving efforts at the scene and then drove the ambulance to Peninsula Hospital while ignoring her own injuries. Leslie has also become well versed in the administrative functions of an EMS station and became a “right hand” to many of the officers of Station 47. She obtained New York State certification as a Paramedic during her off-duty hours but has chosen to remain in her current assignment as an EMT because of the affection she has for the Rockaway community. For these and many other reasons, EMT Leslie Perez was chosen to be honored.

Police Officer Shawline Senior – 100 Precinct

Police Officer Shawline Senior was assigned to the 100 Precinct directly out of the Police Academy four years ago, and was placed in the Housing Unit. She has spent the past few years assigned to that unit where she has performed both uniform and plainclothes duties. Since being assigned to the 100 th Precinct, she has consistently been among the most active officers and excelled in 2004. She made 53 arrests, has cleared numerous active warrants and has also apprehended various suspects wanted by the Detectives. In September of 2004, she apprehended a male in possession of felony weight narcotics (197 packages of Heroin). Later in the year, she apprehended a male wanted for a shooting. PO Senior is able to balance her active career and her most important responsibility, being the proud mother of twin boys.

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