Ailing NYPD retiree Ruben Torres gets hero’s welcome in Coral Springs

Retired NYPD Detective Ruben Torres, 66, has terminal World Trade Center-related cancer. He recently moved to Florida to be nearer to his sister in his final days. He did not expect to be greeted as a hero by local fire and police.

About 30 members of the Coral Springs Police Department and the local fire department joined neighbors to hold up signs saying “Welcome Home” and “Thank You For Your Service,” reports Leon Fooksman for TapInto Coral Springs.

“I’m not a crier but it broke me up. They saluted me like a super police chief. I never dreamed of anything like that,” Torres said.

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