TOMS RIVER – A local man received the Civilian Award for saving the life of a woman who was being attacked.
On March 23, Frank Cerankowski heard a woman yelling for help. She was in the middle of the road on North Bay Avenue near Veterans Park.
Police said Cerankowski ran to help the woman, seeing her being attacked by a man. He pulled the attacker off of her and pinned him to the ground until police arrived.
“Frank Cerankowski should be commended for his brave and courageous actions, that not only put his own life at risk but saved the life of another,” police said.