NEWBURGH – Detective Michael Loscerbo, of Newburgh City police department, encountered a deadly robbery late Friday morning, September 11, at the intersection of Broadway and Robinson Avenue.
Loscerbo exited his vehicle and confronted the assailant, Arthur Thomas, who stabbed Felix Alduen-Durand. Alduen-Durand died later that afternoon of his injuries at St. Luke’s Hospital in the city.
“He was able to convince [Thomas] to drop his knife,” said Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler.
Hoovler help preside over a commendation ceremony Monday to honor Loscerbo for his actions on the 19th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history.
Loscerbo, a 20-year veteran of the city police force and detective since 2006, was not allowed to comment on the incident, which now faces a grand jury, but Thomas has been charged with 2nd-degree murder, 1st-degree robbery, and 1st-degree assault.
“Job well done Lt. Loscerbo,” said Mayor Torrance Harvey. “We are very proud of his our police department.”