2 MTA officers honored for life-saving heroism

Two MTA officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the lives of two drivers in distress on two tri-state area bridges. Officers Peter Corrente

Two MTA officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the lives of two drivers in distress on two tri-state area bridges.

Two MTA officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the lives of two drivers in distress on two tri-state area bridges. (1/10/13)

THE BRONX - Two MTA officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the lives of two drivers in distress on two tri-state area bridges.

Peter Corrente was working on the Throgs Neck Bridge Sunday when he spotted a driver who was contemplating suicide. Corrente responded and was able to talk to the person for 45 minutes before help arrived.

Christina Vinolo was collecting tolls on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Sunday when she noticed a driver couldn't speak or move his limbs. Vinolo reacted quickly and called for help.

Both officers say a big part of their actions were tactics and protocol they learned in training.  

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