Category Archives: Families in the News

Son of Staten Island 9/11 hero, FF Kenneth Kumpel, graduates from Fire Academy

Carl Kumpel, who lost his father, FF Kenneth Kumpel in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has joined the FDNY reports Irene Spezzamonte in the Staten Island Advance. ‘”To have the opportunity to help people is an honor,” Kumpel said. “But this means so much more knowing my father would be proud of me following in […]

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Daughter of slain 9/11 hero Sgt. Timothy Roy proudly recalls dad’s legacy as she follows him into NYPD ranks

The daughter of  NYPD Sergeant Timothy Roy, who was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 has joined the NYPD, writes Marco Poggio in the New York Daily News. Brittney Roy, 22, who was 7 when her father was killed, always wanted to be a police officer. “It was a true aspiration to be able […]

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Mourners pack church for funeral of 9/11 hero’s daughter

Caitlin Nelson  died too young — a month before her 21st birthday — and helped other people even after death, like PAPD Police Officer James Nelson, her father, who was killed during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center report Elizabeth Keough and Larry McShane in the New York Daily News. Nelson’s funeral was held at […]

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