Russian Girls Thank NYC Detectives For LA Rescue

NEW YORK (AP) -
Two handwritten notes by Nelli and Eva Makrich to two NYPD officers who saved their father during an assault two weeks ago in Los Angeles. (NYPD)
Two handwritten notes by Nelli and Eva Makrich to two NYPD officers who saved their father during an assault two weeks ago in Los Angeles. (NYPD)

Two little girls from Russia have sent a thank-you note to New York City police detectives who likely saved their father’s life during a Los Angeles street attack.

Nelli and Eva Makrich were enjoying a day of sightseeing on Nov. 18 with their parents along Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, when a homeless man provoked a confrontation with their father, Michael. Things took an ugly turn when the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Makrich repeatedly.

Detectives Albert Ramos and Daniel Mulligan were in Los Angeles on official business when they subdued the man. The tourist suffered a neck wound and required surgery.

His children’s thank-you note includes drawings and profuse gratitude. “You saved my Dad … I am very grateful to you,” said Nelli in her hand-written note. Her sister, Eva, added, “Thanks to you, he is alive.”