Meet the Heroes: Ivan Marcano

July 15, 2015

NYPD Detective Ivan Marcano is the newest "Meet the Heroes" officer for his bravery during an off-duty robbery. While on a date and off-duty in the Bronx on October 14, 2012, he witnessed an armed robbery in progress. While attempting to stop the robbery, he was shot in the chest by one of the two suspects. Det. Marcano, while wounded, managed to chase the suspects and return fire, fatally wounding the shooter. The second suspect, Jason Leiva, was apprehended by Det. <arcano's fellow officers. For his bravery, Det. Marcano was recognized by his peers, his department, and even President Barack Obama. But what makes this story even more special is that on July 8, 2015 Leiva was in court for sentencing for being a part to the robbery. In court, Det. Marcano forgave Leiva for his involvement in the robbery and shooting, even going so far as to hope that Leiva will take advantage of the second chance life is offering him, that of having to serve only four years for his involvement in the crimes. Det. Marcano's bravery and forgiveness make him a true hero and inspiration to all members of law enforcement. To read more about this story, click here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/08/bronx-hero-cop-forgives/




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