These new cops definitely know the meaning of courtesy, professionalism and respect.
Two rookie officers from the 112th Precinct helped an older woman find her way home after a bus detour left her disoriented and unsure of her location on Wednesday.
The woman lost her way when an MTA bus took a different route somewhere through Forest Hills, according to a police source.
Police Officers Robert Faulkner, 26, and Marc Timpano, 23, were called by the bus driver to assist the elderly woman depart into the unfamiliar streets still loaded with snow from the Blizzard of 2016.
A language barrier prevented the driver and both cops from being able to communicate with the woman, but they were able to figure out that her native tongue was Cantonese after calling their supervisor, Sergeant Ye Yuan.
Although Yuan spoke Mandarin and not Cantonese, he connected the woman over the phone with his wife — who did speak the language and was able to help the senior citizen.
Faulkner and Timpano saw that the woman arrived home by driving there in a squad car rather than leave her alone again to navigate the public transportation system.
Both cops are fairly new to the NYPD and have been officers for less than two years.
Harrison described them as “two really nice young men who are civic-minded and service-oriented.”
Faulkner said that assisting people in small, everyday assignments is one aspect of the honor in being a police officer.
“Both me and my partner like helping people any way we can,” Faulkner said, “and that’s why we took the job.”