2 retired FDNY FFs die from 9/11-related illness on same day

Retired FDNY Firefighters Paul Deo Jr. and Richard Jones both died on Friday, according to Commissioner Daniel Nigro

By Laura French

NEW YORK CITY — Two retired FDNY firefighters died on Friday from illnesses related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement.

Firefighter Richard Jones, 63, and Lt. Paul Deo Jr., 74, both retired about a year after responding to the 2001 attack, according to the New York Post.

Jones served for about 20 years at Ladder Company 25 and received three acts of merit between 1992 and 1997. Deo served for 33 years at Engine Company 317.

“Nearly two decades later, our FDNY family continues to lose remarkable men and women who never wavered in their commitment to protecting life and property in our city,” Nigro said in a statement. “Our department will never forget them or the bravery they exuded throughout their careers.”

More than 200 FDNY firefighters have died due to illnesses related to the World Trade Center attacks.


We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Firefighter Richard Jones (right) and Lt...

Posted by Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York on Monday, February 10, 2020


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