Police Officer Kyle Riegel — a two-year police department veteran who has made at least 107 arrests in his career — was honored on April 9 as the 106th Precinct’s Cop of the Month for his arrest of two teens who police say assaulted an Ozone Park resident.
Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, said the 48-year-old victim was allegedly attacked as part of the “knockout game” in the vicinity of Rockaway Boulevard and 96th Street in Ozone Park.
Riegel and his partner were patrolling in the vicinity of John Adams High School when they spotted the victim holding his face. He pointed out to the officers the two alleged perpetrators, who were running down the block. The officers chased and caught one of the suspects, a 14-year-old. The suspect then allegedly told the officers that the other alleged perpetrator was his twin brother. He was arrested a short time later.
Awarding the honor to Riegel are Capt. John Ganley, executive officer of the 106th Precinct, left, 106th Precinct Community Council President Frank Dardani and Schiff.
— Stephen Geffon