Two more retired FDNY firefighters died on Friday from 9/11 related illnesses, according to the fire department.
Firefighter Richard J. Jones, 63, of Ladder Company 25, served for about 20 years in the department when he retired in October 2002.
Lt. Paul W. Deo Jr., 74, served for 33 years at Engine Company 317. He retired on the day before the first anniversary of the 2001 attacks.
“Nearly two decades later, our FDNY family continues to lose remarkable men and women who never wavered in their commitment to protecting life and property in our city,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. “Our department will never forget them or the bravery they exuded throughout their careers.”
Members of 218 FDNY have died due to illnesses related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.