Detective Sergeant Stu Friedman, (pictured above as detective-circa 1983) is a veteran of 3 shootings. In one of the shootings in 1981 he was shot in the chest, (where the bullet is still currently lodged). In 1986 while off-duty and attempting to effect the arrest of a suspect who just committed a felony assault Detective Friedman was stabbed. Throughout his career he has worked NUMEROUS undercover capacities and has been awarded the Combat Cross and two Transit Police Exceptional Duty awards, (the equivalent of the NYPD Medal for Valor) making one of only a few officers in the history of the department to have been honored THREE separate times at Medal Day. In addition he was over 50 other Departmental, organizational and civilian awards. In 1986 he received the "Jewish Cop of the Year" award. Throughout his career has been the recipient of three Patrolmen's Benevolent Association "Cop of the Month" awards. In 1979 was inducted into the State of New Jersey Honor Legion for apprehending a suspect wanted in New Jersey for multiple homicides after a running gun battle. Other awards include being recognized by the Military Order of the Purple Heart with their National Law Enforcement citation, the Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the National Law Enforcement Police Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the annual Law Day Recognition award. In 1993 his exploits were portrayed on the CBS TV show "Top Cops". Though out his career has effected over 600 arrests and assisted on well over 1000 additional arrests while assigned to the Bronx Warrant Squad. Detective Friedman retired with Twenty-three years of service as a "Detective Sergeant" assigned to Bronx Homicide.
Do note that on April 2, 1995 the Transit Police Department merged with the New York City Police Department making it one department. All medals awarded prior to the merge now fall under the NYPD's medal system equivalent.