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Devoted N.Y. 9/11 responder dies after battle with cancer


EMS lieutenant spent 100 hours on 'The Pile' killed by cancer at 45
 
By Tevah Platt
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As an EMS worker, Lt. Brian Ellicott was best at comforting his patients: "When you're better, you'll go out dancing," he used to tell them, distracting them from their pain. Lt. Ellicott, described as a big, "teddy bear" of a guy and a father of two, did that most every day.

Sept. 11, 2001, was different; there were few injuries to dress, just toil to be done in the dust.

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