Hospital Police Officer
Captain George Ortega rose through the ranks since 1998 when he started his career at Lincoln Hospital. He was promoted to detective, sergeant, and became a captain at Bellevue Hospital in April 2010.
Hercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.
Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.