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“She’ll be OK,” the hero NYPD cop was seen on camera holding the 4-year-old girl injured in the Times Square shooting told the girl’s mother on Mother’s Day.
Officer Alyssa Vogel consoled Skye Martinez’s mother on Sunday, a day after the woman witnessed her child taking a bullet to the leg during a visit to the tourist hotspot. When asked if she had a message for the injured tot’s mother, Vogel told The Post, “Keep your head up.”
“The little girl’s going to be able to walk again. She’ll be OK.”
In the moments following the shooting late Saturday afternoon, the quick-thinking cop, who is also a mother of a 6-month-old child, recalled trying to comfort Skye’s mother.
Her age is unknown.
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After gunshots erupted at the Crossroads of the World shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, Vogel was captured on a dramatic surveillance video sprinting down Broadway with Skye in her arms.
According to the nypost Vogel said, “I kept telling her to breathe, that I know what she’s going through because I have a baby myself,”
“It was very difficult for her, very traumatic. She saw her daughter just get shot.”
She added, “I kept telling her to breathe and that her daughter was going to be OK,”
“I kept trying to calm her down because she was obviously very scared.”
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Vogel, a former elementary school teacher who joined the NYPD four and a half years ago, also described the shooting victim as “the toughest little girl I’ve ever seen.”
She continued, “This little girl was so strong,”
“She didn’t even cry once except when we were putting the tourniquet on. She screamed because it’s very painful.”
The child was hit in the knee, the youngest of three people wounded in the brawl. She said, “I just picked her up so I could run to the ambulance,”.
She continued, “She was just saying she wanted her mom,”
“Her mom was running right behind me, but she was calling for her mother.”
Vogel’s maternal instinct kicked in at Bellevue Hospital. she said, “I actually got out of the ambulance with her and ran her to the pediatrics unit, where the doctors took over,”
She added, “My dad used to be a cop,”
“My husband’s a cop. My brother is a cop. I just wanted to join the police department and help people.”