Saturday, January 5, 2008

Mourning Lt. John Martinson

The Times has a troubling story this morning about the circumstances that led to Lt. John Martinson's death fighting a fire at the Ebbets Field Apartments on Bedford Avenue.

Whenever a firefighter perishes, I am reminded how, day in and day out, the men and women of the FDNY have the most frightening and courageous of jobs in our City. By all accounts, Lt. Martinson was a man well-deserving of the description "hero" that the Mayor bestowed upon him.

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