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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:58 am, Thu Mar 14, 2013.

Port Authority Police Officers Mitchell Richter, center left, and Frank Misa were honored by the New York State Senate on March 5 in recognition of their rescue of a woman who jumped off the Whitestone Bridge on Feb. 7.

The officers were conducting routine marine parol in their boat off LaGuardia Airport when they received a call of a possible jumper.

They were on-site in less than three minutes and found the woman in the water near the Queens end of the bridge and administered first aid. The resolution, introduced by Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx), credited the officers with saving her life in a display of exemplary professionalism.

The officers are joined here by state Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Long Island), left, Klein and state Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Long Island).

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