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Texas College Pledges Full Scholarship to Child of Fallen FDNY or NYPD Officer

Joseph Stepansky  NY Daily News A Lone Star State public college has pledged a full scholarship to the child of a fallen officer or firefighter from the New York City area. The University of Texas at Austin is the first college to partner with the Silver Shield Foundation to offer the scholarship program — part […]

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Rain Doesn’t Stop Hundreds from Honoring 9/11 First Responders at Memorial Wall in Nesconset

Lauren R. Harrison Newsday The pouring rain Saturday morning did not keep more than 400 people from solemnly gathering at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset to honor first responders who died from illnesses related to their heroic efforts at Ground Zero. One hundred names were added to three, 20-foot-long, 6-foot-high walls of granite at […]

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MBTA Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue returns to work

Laura Crimaldi Boston Globe May 15, 2015 On the same day a federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the Transit Police Officer who nearly died in a shootout in Watertown was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Richard “Dic” Donohue Jr.’s parents pinned the new sergeant during a […]

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