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South Orange Crossing Guard Robert Adams Commended for Saving Girl From Attack

South Orange Police Lt. Michael Corrigan, Crossing Guard Robert Adams, South Orange Trustee Walter Clarke and South Orange Police Chief Kyle M. Kroll, May 31, 2018. Photo by Renée Levton.

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.”

South Orange Trustee Walter Clarke reported, “Lt. Michael Corrigan, myself, and the police chief stopped by Mr. Adams’ post … to deliver the commendation where he was also presented with many well wishes from the community by Ms. [Renée] Leviton. Robert was characteristically humble and got right back to raising his Stop sign and high-fiving each child that crossed with his free hand.”

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