Yadira Arroyo


City Honors Fallen EMT Yadira 'Yadi' Arroyo With Street Renaming, Plaque

June 15, 2018 - 5:25 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A fallen EMT received a special honor in New York City today.

To cheers and applause, a street was renamed and a plaque unveiled in the Bronx Friday to honor Yadira Arroyo, killed in the line of duty last March when a man stole her ambulance and ran her down.

With words and tears, friends, relatives and officials paid tribute to Arroyo at EMS Station 26 in Morrisania where she had spent 14 years as an EMT. 

Mayor de Blasio was at the ceremony and told the crowd Yadi was an angel who walked among us, WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reported. "You'll always know your mom was a hero," the mayor told her children.

Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro called the mother-of-five, an extraordinary person and an exceptional EMT. 

Yadi's aunt, Allie Acivie Hernadez described the FDNY ceremonies honoring Arroyo as heart-renching but very touching.