Since 9-11-01, over 800 first responders have lost their lives saving human beings who were total strangers. These brave men and women should never be forgotten. Every time the Obama regime releases another prisoner from Gitmo, it is a slap in the face to every American who died as a result of the terrorist attack on America that horrible day.
Six detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, including two alleged Osama bin Laden bodyguards, have been transferred to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro lost his long and valiant battle with cancer June 14 while surrounded by his family in New York. Deputy Toro’s cancer resulted directly from exposures while responding to the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, as determined by the World Trade Center Health Program. His passing is considered a line-of-duty death.
“Although Deputy Toro’s death comes almost 14 years after the 9/11 attacks, the Marshals Service collectively mourns his passing,” said Director Stacia A. Hylton. “When a law enforcement officer dies as a result of his duty, it is an immeasurable tragedy felt by all. We committed as a country that “we shall never forget” those we lost and the heroism of those that responded. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Toro’s family, friends and colleagues.”
Deputy Toro was the recipient of the U.S. Marshals Service Purple Heart Award. His career began with the USMS as a detention enforcement officer in August 2000 and later promoted to deputy U.S. marshal. He worked in New York, Arizona and California. He is survived by his wife Lorraine; children Zachary, Jeremy, Nicholas and Emily; and his mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Jerusalem Pentecostal Church, 57 Main Street, Haverstraw, NY, 10927 for the International Missions Ministry. Via: US Marshals Service
From FOX News:
More than 800 responders to the World Trade Center ruins have died — some, advocates say, from illnesses related to their heroic efforts. One advocate says the actual total of deaths is likely higher — and growing.
The data is a sobering reminder of the human toll that the tragedy is still taking as the nation prepares to mark the ninth anniversary Saturday of the 9/11 attacks.
According to the New York State Health Department, 836 responders have died as of June 2009, the most recent year of data available.
But in the last year, health officials have only confirmed 813 deaths after reviewing death certificates, autopsies or medical records as of June 2010.
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