Jonas

NYPD Cops Help Elderly Woman Stuck in the Snow

NYPD Officers Cosmo Lubrano, Ryan Cloghessy, Shane Filomena, and Ms. Dombeck;  Photo: NYPost.com

NYPD Officers Cosmo Lubrano, Ryan Cloghessy, Shane Filomena, and Ms. Dombeck; Photo: NYPost.com

Three NYPD cops helped an elderly woman get to her doctor’s appointment on Monday after they grabbed some shovels and cleared her driveway of snow.

Sylvia Dombeck, 91, was on her way out of the house when she discovered her driveway banked in snow.

The Queens resident called the city multiple times for help, but to no avail.

That’s when she decided to call her local police station. In no time, three officers from the 105th precinct showed up at her house and cleared her driveway.

Officer Shane Filomena, 24, was happy to help, saying, “It was great to contribute. I’m all about paying it forward. She was very gracious and very appreciative.”

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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Dies While Shoveling Snow

Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston;  Photo: Alston family

Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston; Photo: Alston family

A United States Capitol police officer died of an apparent heart attack over the weekend while shoveling snow at his home. 

44-year old Vernon Alston, a U.S. Capitol police officer since 1996, collapsed while shoveling snow in his driveway on Saturday. Alston was transported to Kent County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Well known around the Capitol grounds, Officer Alston’s death prompted several legislators to express their condolences to both the United States Capitol Police Department as well as Officer Alston’s family.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid said in a statement, “I'm saddened to learn that the U.S. Capitol Police has lost one of our own over the weekend as a result of the storm. For 20 years, Officer Vernon Alston was a fixture on the Capitol grounds while keeping the community safe. I am always grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of the Capitol Police force and Officer Alston was an exemplar of that. My thoughts are with Officer Alston's family during this difficult time.”

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell asked that everyone in congress “hold his family in our thoughts. He will be missed, but his service and dedication will no doubt be remembered by all who knew him."

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DC Cops Make the Best of Winter Storm Jonas

Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Police and residents in Washington, D.C. did what they could to make the best of the historic snowfall brought to town by Winter Storm Jonas over the weekend. Snowfall totals reached between 18-24” inside the Capitol Beltway.

Officers began their shifts by doing something they're not used to doing...shoveling their patrol cars out of the snow. 

Later in the day, a video went viral on social media showing police officers and local children engaging in a game of pick-up football and elsewhere in the city an officer serenaded folks by amplifying the soundtrack to the Disney movie Frozen from his patrol vehicle. 

And it literally took an act of congress for children to be able to enjoy sledding down Capitol Hill along the west front of the Capitol building, which several did throughout the day.

Although Jonas brought a great deal of difficulty for many, with thousands in the area losing power and multiple deaths associated to the storm's extreme nature, some folks found a way to make the best of an otherwise harsh weekend.

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