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Lt. Edith Torres, FDNY EMS, honored by street-naming ceremony

On July 17, 2021, an Astoria street was named for FDNY EMS Lt. Edith Torres, who died of World Trade Center-related cancer in 2017. The intersection of 34th Avenue and 21st Street is now known as EMS Lt. Edith Elida Torres Way, reports Julia Moro for Queens.com. Lt. Torres served the FDNY for 23 years, […]

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‘He was that guy’: Superhero NYPD cop, Cornelius Douglas, who loved superheroes laid to rest after death from 9/11 illness

A funeral has been held to say goodbye to NYPD Sergeant Cornelius Douglas, 56, who died of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer just before his scheduled retirement party. He served New York City for 30 years. The beloved cop began his career in Transit, then joined the fugitive task force, report Wes Parnell and Leonard Greene for the […]

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Retired FDNY Lt. Michael Bishop responded on 9/11. He’s now receiving hospice care for cancer.

Retired FDNY Lt. Michael Bishop, who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks despite being retired, is in hospice care for World Trade Center-related cancer. He served 20 years in the FDNY.

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