GOOD NEWS: Black NYPD Officer Saves Sergeant's Life

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Black NYPD Officer James Atkins

Officer James Atkins holds hand of Sgt. Grevirlene Kersellius, who is recovering from brain aneurysm, at Roosevelt Hospital. Atkins helped save Kersellius' life. (Source: James Keivom)

From NYDailyNews.com:

Police Officer James Atkins disobeyed a direct order from his sergeant – and it saved her life.

Sgt. Grevirlene Kersellius, 42, was recovering from a brain aneurysm at Roosevelt Hospital on Tuesday, her prognosis good, because Atkins insisted on rushing her to the hospital when she complained of a bad headache.

“Thank you for not listening to me,” the tearful 19-year NYPD veteran told Atkins.

“She looked bad and I made the decision to take her straight to the hospital,” said Atkins, 41. “When I found out what it was I was like, ‘Wow!’”

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