Fallen firefighter remembered as a hero at wake services

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Hundreds of people turned out Thursday to honor firefighter Steven Pollard, who died while responding to a crash in Brooklyn.

The Ladder 170 firefighter fell through a gap on the Mill Basin Bridge Sunday while responding to a car crash on the Belt Parkway.

He was remembered as a hero on the second day of his wake. Some who attended did not know Pollard personally but wanted to pay their respects. At times, lines stretched out the door for nearly two blocks.

News 12 reported that Pollard, 30, had been on the job for about a year and a half. He passed his probation to become tenured a few months ago.

Pollard comes from a family with a history of service in the FDNY. His father retired after more than 30 years of service, and his brother has been with the fire department for 11 years.

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