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Yonkers nonprofit hopes to repair first responder memorial

The City of Yonkers Fire & Police Memorial is 14 years old. Some of the names on it are now weather-beaten, the stairs have become uneven, and new names of officers who have died from World Trade Center-related illnesses need to be added. But a non-profit group called Police and Fire Memorial Foundation of Yonkers is […]

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8 PAPD Officers honored for disarming and capturing the December 11, 2017 subway bomber

Our friends at the Port Authority Benevolent Association just announced that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office will award eight members of the Port Authority Police Department a Certificate of Exceptional Valor for apprehending and disarming the December 11, 2017, New York City Subway bomber. The officers are, front row, left to right: P.O. […]

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Retired FDNY firefighter John Elges dies from 9/11-related cancer

Retired FDNY Firefighter John Elges has died of World Trade Center-related brain and neck cancer at the age of 60. The disease metastasized to his lungs. Elges began his career with the FDNY in 1985, was highly decorated during his career, and ended it as a member of Ladder 134 in 2009. He spent 10 […]

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