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A Letter to the Editor 4/23/14

default article imageI wanted to take the time to acknowledge the assistance of a group of "Good Samaritan" students who came to the assistance of a motorcyclist who was struck by an automobile last week. On April 17, 2014 at 8:07 PM, a motorcyclist had stopped at the red light just outside the entrance to the North campus. The vehicle behind the cyclist was unable to stop and struck the back of the motorcycle injuring the cyclist.

Upon hearing the crash, a group of MU students, some of them volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's), immediately came to the aid of the injured party. They began to render first aid and secure the scene until the University Police, West Long Branch Police and First Aid responded and took over. The individuals involved were Bradley Rubin, Christopher Tappan and Andrew Ruckriegel.

As Chief of the University Police Department I naturally hear complaints whenever one of our students acts inappropriately. Sadly, we don't always hear of the many good things MU students are doing to positively impact the community, even though these positive actions occur far more often.

On behalf of the Monmouth University Police Department I would like to acknowledge and thank those students who selflessly came to the assistance of an injured motorcyclist. The individuals are a credit to their families and the University and best exemplify the spirit and service of our student population. Thanks again.


William McElrath

Chief of Police

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