OUTRAGEOUS: NYPD Highway Cop Detains Queens Hatzolah Paramedic For THIRTEEN MINUTES, Is Issued Summonses

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A Hatzolah Paramedic responding to an emergency was detained by an NYPD Officer on Thursday.

Sources tell YWN that the Paramedic was responding to a cardiac emergency in the Forest Hills section of Queens at around 5:00PM, when he was pulled over by an officer of the NYPD Highway Patrol (Division 3 – Queens). He was stopped at Jewel Avenue in the vicinity of the Grand Central Parkway.

The officer questioned the Paramedic why he was driving with lights and sirens in his car. The Queens Hatzolah member showed him his credentials, his more than $50,000 of life saving Paramedic equipment, and informed him that he was dispatched to a cardiac emergency. The officer refused to allow the Medic to proceed to the emergency, and instead chose to detain him for thirteen minutes.

He eventually was allowed to drive away, after being issued a summons for “illegal use of red lights and sirens”. The only problem with that is that Hatzolah is licensed and legally allowed to utilize red lights and sirens according to NYS Vehicle Traffic Law 1104, Law 375 (26 and 41) and 115c. The officer knows this, yet chose to do this anyways.

YWN notes that there is no way that this NYPD officer does not know who Hatzolah is, as nearly every single police officer in the city is given sensitivity training, as well as likely having been on dozens of calls together.

Incidents like this rarely occur, and sources tell YWN that Queens Hatzolah are scheduled to meet with the NYPD to discuss this troubling incident, and to ensure that this officer is dealt with appropriately.

Someone should remind this officer that the Jewish community joined together and in under 12 hours raised more than $10,000 for the family of one his colleagues that was killed in a crash while heading to work.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. The headline of the story is not so clear. It sounds like the cop got the summons.

    It isn’t the first time an anti Semitic cop pulled over a Hatzalah vehicle. The cop should be responsible for any negative outcomes of a call he (or she) disrupts.

  2. Or maybe the cop was aware of VAS using their lights and sirens even when not responding to a call, and thought that only cops should do that.

  3. Bla bla bla

    If Hatzolah doesn’t bring on a lawsuit to teach these dirty cops a lesson that they wouldn’t easily forget then I will NOT listen to these crappy stories…

    Hatzolah is to blame!!!!!

    The last time it happened, they did the same thing they are planning on doing now…. And the results are clear!

    Someone is in danger and Hatzolah is getting stopped by an anti Semite, this wont stop with empty promises from the chief or the mayor.

    This will ONLY stop if the cop loses his JOB, Pension, HOME etc…

  4. I have no problem if this wicked cop wants is so angry that he wishes to join the other cop suicides, but how dare he let his anger spill onto a Hatzolo call to a heart attack, where each nano second is Critical!!

  5. “Buff” personal cars are not legal. Those fake placards and home made light shows in their cars are illegal and the officer was correct in issuing a ticket.

  6. Hatzolah should just keep driving and ignore the police in these types of cases. Deal with the legalities later, if there is a cardiac emergency the priority should be to get to the patient, literally someone can die. Summons can be handled later on, a deceased patient can’t. I’m not a lawyer, but I’d think that this case in court would be the wisest decision.

  7. The officer’s attitude is the reason other officers were sprayed with water and attacked. They’ve become reprehensible in their behavior toward the citizenry of the State of NY, all around. Yitz Kantrowitz of Woodridge’s dictate to officers in his town is no different. We have lots of enemies.

  8. “Someone should remind this officer that the Jewish community joined together and in under 12 hours raised more than $10,000 for the family of one his colleagues that was killed in a crash while heading to work.”

    It is not charity if you are taking for something in return, then its a bribe.

  9. WgFPD2,

    You are an idiot! This was a paramedic responding to a cardiac emergency, not a “buff”. Get yourself a life.

    This “officer” needs to be taught the ultimate lesson – he must get fired with no pension, period. Hatzalah must make a HUGE deal out of an incident like this so it never happens again. No photo-ops, only results.

  10. Actually you are allowed one green light. THATS IT!! Get a real ambulance and follow the law. VTL 375 41.6 green light it’s your personal car AVS plates.

  11. @WgFPD2:
    Perfect.
    The next time you or a family member of yours goes into cardiac arrest, just call 911 and wait for the FDNY ambulance to arrive. At least you’ll know all the sirens are %100 legal. Keep some some reading material near you though. It’ll be a while.

  12. > chulo8180

    You have your interpretation, which seems to misunderstand the difference between a private vehicle and a vehicle equipped with emergency apparatus (as in this article $50,000 worth of paramedic equipment).

    The NY government (“.gov”) web site states the following:

    The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, section 115-c states “An emergency ambulance service vehicle shall be defined as an appropriately equipped motor vehicle owned or operated by an ambulance service a… and used for purposes of transporting emergency medical personnel and equipment to sick and injured persons.

    The Attorney General has issued an informal opinion (dated May 4, 1995) interpreting this section of the law as follows: “I believe that the language ‘owned or operated by’ includes an appropriately equipped privately-owned vehicle operated by an agent of an ambulance service and used in transporting emergency medical personnel and equipment to sick and injured persons.”

    The Counsel to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles previously rendered an opinion that states, “An emergency medical technician, whether a paid employee or a volunteer, performing duties for an ambulance service may equip his private vehicle with red lights and sirens and may use these red lights and sirens, in accordance with the above quoted section 115-c, to arrive at the scene of an emergency faster.”

  13. UncleMo,

    Your the idiot, a Buff car is a personal car that is tricked out with lights and a fake placard. They are not ambulances, and are very dangerous driving at high speeds and running red lights with no official authority. The office was 100% in the right.

    Not getting involved,

    I have and was responded to in a very timely matter. There was no problem calling 911.

  14. WgFPD2 – You are a first class … – just to confirm you actually wrote this?
    “Buff” personal cars are not legal. Those fake placards and home made light shows in their cars are illegal and the officer was correct in issuing a ticket.
    You must be looking for attention.
    And –
    ““Someone should remind this officer that the Jewish community joined together and in under 12 hours raised more than $10,000 for the family of one his colleagues that was killed in a crash while heading to work.”
    It is not charity if you are taking for something in return, then its a bribe.”
    Noone said CHARITY

    Pity Shaul Hemelech didn’t finish you off

  15. for all those wondering, most Hatzolah members cars are registered as ambulances (look for small orange or blue sticker on back window or windshield)