Thousands attend funeral for Marine Park firefighter killed in bridge fall

Nearly 10,000 firefighters and other rescue workers attended the funeral for FDNY Firefighter Steven Pollard, who lost his life when he fell from a Brooklyn bridge, at Good Shepherd Church in Marine Park January 11.

The line of firefighters and rescuers spanned from Gerritsen Avenue to East 27th Street in Sheepshead Bay.

“Steven was everything we want in a firefighter,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Friday as he delivered the eulogy in the Avenue S church. “This young man was strong, smart and hardworking. Bravery was in his blood.”

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