Local leaders, family honor firefighter Steven Pollard

Mayor Bill de Blasio, local leaders, family, friends and colleagues on Monday honored firefighter Steven Pollard, who died last year in the line of duty.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2020, 10:46 PM

Updated 1,619 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, local leaders, family, friends and colleagues on Monday honored firefighter Steven Pollard, who died last year in the line of duty.
Pollard was honored with a plaque dedication ceremony at Engine 257 and Ladder 170 in Canarsie. People from all over the community showed up to remember a man who lost his life trying to save others.
The 30-year-old firefighter plunged more than 50 feet through a gap on the Belt Parkway last year while trying to help people who had just been in a car crash.
Many described Pollard as a man of few words, who had a strong work ethic and a beautiful heart. They say his dream was always to work at Ladder 170.
While Pollard only worked there for about a year and a half, those who got to know him well say in that short time they got to know a man who always put others before himself and was a hero.
They say it's not just the new plaque that will ensure that Pollard's legacy lives on - but also the love he shared with the entire community.


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