FDNY Honors 22 Fallen Heroes Who Died from 9/11-Related Illnesses

News 12 - September 07, 2019

The FDNY honored 22 fallen heroes Friday, all whom died from Sept. 11-related illnesses.

Linda Driscoll laid a flower for her husband Richard Driscoll, who was the 200th firefighter to succumb to an illness stemming from the attacks on the World Trade Center. He served as one of New York's bravest for 32 years, and his family says he wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

Linda Discoll says he always dreamed of being in the FDNY and that he loved his job.

Almost 18 years ago, serving and protecting the city of New York on the day the towers fell was a risk many people say their loved ones were willing to take.

In total, there have been 203 post-Sept. 11 deaths in the FDNY.