Firefighter Steven Pollard To Be Laid To Rest Today

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Firefighter Steven Pollard will be laid to rest Friday.

The 30-year-old fell to his death Sunday while responding to a crash on the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn.

Pollard’s funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Church in Marine Park.

Hundreds of people lined up to pay their respects during his wake this week.

“It’s hitting close to home today. This is one of our own,” Ladder 170 Capt. Jimmy Quinn said Wednesday.

Fire officials said Pollard was trying to save the two people trapped in the wreckage of the crash when he slipped through a 3-foot gap and fell more than 50 feet.

“Steven just wanted to help people,” said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

He will be remembered as a son, brother, friend and New York Rangers fan. The team honored him Thursday night with a moment of silence.

Original published: 2019-01-11 09:15:59 Read the full New York City News here

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