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Kidde Hero of the Week: Arcangelo Liberatore


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Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Kidde Hero of the Week…

Well, how many of you would fight off a wild animal?

Last week, an off-duty police officer made the news. Police officer Arcangelo Liberatore was visiting a park in Thornwood, New York, with his family.

He saw a coyote come out of the woods and make its way into the park, which was populated with people. The first thing he did was get his wife and kids to safety.

Then, he heard screaming and ran back to the park to find a coyote attacking a family. The coyote had a five-year-old little girl and her mother was screaming and punching the animal. Officer Liberatore jumped on the back of the coyote and held it to the ground until the police arrived to take care of the animal.

The little girl was treated at the hospital with stitches and medication. And, Officer Liberatore escaped with minor injuries. When called a hero, he said that he was just doing his job

So, this week’s Kidde Hero is Officer Liberatore of New York. It’s probably not the kind of police work he imagined doing, but it was a good thing he was in the right spot at the right time!




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!


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