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School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels-Benjamin | New York City Police Department - Division of School Safety, New York New York City Police Department - Division of School Safety, New York

School Safety Agent

Vivian A. Samuels-Benjamin

New York City Police Department - Division of School Safety, New York

End of Watch: Friday, December 16, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 24 years

Badge # 3115

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 12/16/2005

Weapon: Person

Suspect: Charged with resisting arrest

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School Safety Agent Vivian Samuels-Benjamin suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted by a student at Middle School 390.

She was assigned to a school holiday dance at the school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. As the students were entering, a 12 year old suspect began to cause a disturbance. Agent Samuels-Benjamin approached the suspect to escort her from the building when the suspect struck Agent Samuels twice in the head, knocking her to the ground. Two other School Safety Agents rushed to assist Agent Samuels and were able to take the suspect into custody.

After the incident, Agent Samuels-Benjamin got up off the ground, but collapsed just minutes later. She was taken to Kings County Hospital where she died. The girl who assaulted Agent Samuels-Benjamin was charged with harassment and resisting arrest.

Agent Samuels-Benjamin had served with the New York City Police Department - Division of School Safety for 24 years. She is survived by two sons.

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7 years. Not forgotten.

RIP Vivian

TPF/SCU
NYPD
December 16, 2012

 

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