By Matthew McNab The Jersey Journal
North Bergen on Wednesday honored a township resident who died in the line of duty on 9/11 with a plaque and tree outside his family home.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and members of the North Bergen Police Department and Port Authority Police Department were on hand to honor David P. LeMagne, a Port Authority police officer who died during the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in 2001.
The township dedicated the plaque and tree for LeMagne outside his family’s home on Liberty Avenue at 12:30 p.m. as his parents and other family members looked on.
A longtime Hudson County resident, LeMagne graduated from Hudson Catholic in 1992 and worked as an EMT for Jersey City Medical Center and Newark’s University Hospital before joining the PAPD in 2000.
He was stationed at Journal Square the morning of September 11, 2001. After a terrorist-guided plane struck the North tower, LeMagne requested to go to the World Trade Center because of his experience as a paramedic. He died after arriving. He was just 27 years old.
Last September, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Union City honored LeMagne by renaming a portion of 16th Street between New York and Palisade avenues “David P. LeMagne Way.”
LeMagne had worked for the Union City Volunteer Ambulance Corps as a teen and earned his EMT certification with them in 1990.
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