Crossing Guard Robert Adams received a commendation from South Orange Police Chief Kyle M. Kroll on May 31 for his bravery in saving a 16-year-old girl from attack back in January.
Kroll read the commendation to Adams at his crossing post at West End and Wyoming. The commendation read n part: “On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Crossing Guard Robert Adams witnessed a young female being physically attacked in the grounds of the South Orange Public Works. Without hesitation, Robert interceded by running towards the assailant while shouting out to free the female. Upon doing so, the assailant fled the scene and was apprehended within minutes by responding South Orange Police Officers.”
Kroll continued, “It was only through the quick, courageous and selfless action taken by Crossing Guard Adams that serious injury and harm to the female juvenile was averted. For this we all commend you and are extremely proud and thankful for your service to the community.”