Photo Courtesy of FDNY
Members of the City Fire Department family gathered at Sacred Heart Church in Glendale on Sunday for the St. Florian Statue Dedication Mass in honor of fallen Firefighter William Tolley.
The veteran smoke-eater died in April while battling a blaze in Ridgewood. Tolley, a member of Ladder Co. 135, was mortally wounded when he fell five stories to the sidewalk on Putnam Avenue after falling from the roof. The married father was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, but ultimately could not be saved.
Florian is the patron saint of the Bravest.