Category Archives: 9/11 Community

FDNY EMS lieutenant, Edith Torres, who helped September 11 victims while off-duty, dies of 9/11-linked cervical cancer

FDNY EMS Lt. Edith Torres, 46, has died of World Trade Center-related cervical cancer. Her partner, Carlos Lillo, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, report Thomas Tracy  and John Annese in the New York Daily News. Details for services will be posted.

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Street named for Detective Steven McDonald

Rockville Centre has renamed the corner of Maple and Madison Avenues “Detective Steven McDonald Way” in honor of the beloved NYPD detective who died last month. The corner is the site of the local police station, reports WKIP Radio. Detective McDonald was paralyzed from the neck down in the 1980s in a shooting. He forgave […]

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Oklahoma City bombing survivor helping firefighter who saved her life

Terri Talley, a Federal Employees Credit Union employee, was in the Murrah Federal building in  Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, the day it was destroyed by terrorists. Eighteen of her colleagues were killed; ten survived, reports Lacey Lett for KFOR Oklahoma. Talley was trapped in the rubble with broken vertebrae, a broken ankle, and torn tendons. […]

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