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My dad died 9/11 Ask me anything

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I lost my father. I was 13, [just turned 13 that April.] He was 39. His birthday was August 31. He didn't die in vain, he died doing something he loved, helping others. He was a police lieutenant for the Port Authority Police Dept and also a Paramedic at Hackensack Medical center in Hackensack NJ . He was a volunteer firefighter back in the 80s in Jersey City and his first job was at 14 years old as a police dispatcher he volunteered for.

In Dec I am due with my 2nd child, a daughter. I have a 4 yrs old son who will be 5 in October and he wants to be a firefighter. In May 2013 I take my final exams to become a police officer in Essex County NJ.

I wanted to be a police officer since i was about 7 years old when my dad took me to work with him one day.

I am proud of my dad. I am still going thru the grieve cycle and I am dealing with anger. I am so mad he didn't just run. He had so many chances to just drop everything and go, and he stayed . But i still have pride because I know it takes a selfless, special person to do what he did.

by on Sep. 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM
Just got all teary eyed... I am so sorry for your loss and wish you all the best.
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by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM
So sorry for your loss. Your father seemed to be an amazing man. I know he is proud of you !!
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by Courtney on Sep. 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM
No questions, just hugs.
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by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Sending lots of hugs your way :-)
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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