Officer Carlos Ramos was on-duty, assigned to look for suspicious activity in an area of midtown Manhattan when he came across Robert William on the sidewalk near Robert Moses Park Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Williams shoes had gotten wet so he took them off. When Ramos came upon him he was tearing his shirt up to wrap his feet in, to keep them warm as he was shivering. The temperature was 28 degrees outside. Ramos proceeded to give William his sweater he had on under his uniform and his jacket, as the man was only donning a thermal undershirt and homeless.
The Daily News interviewed Carlos Ramos and he stated 'I saw he was in need and it was my job to help him,' 'I saw he had no coat,' 'It was a very cold day, because I was very cold even bundled up.' 'My concern was for him - his concern was for me staying warm,' He finally convinced William to accept the sweater.
Officer Ramos has been employed with the city since 2007 and his duties are concentrated on anti-crime and counter-terrorism for the Transit Bureau.