Fallen FDNY Firefighter’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

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Thousands of colleagues, friends and family gathered Friday to remember the young firefighter who fell to his death from a bridge in Brooklyn while trying to reach victims of a car crash last weekend.

A wall of FDNY lined the street outside Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Marine Park as a somber procession led Steven Pollard’s flag-draped casket to the service. The crowd saluted Pollard’s casket in silence as it was being taken inside while bagpipes played “Amazing Grace.”

Pollard was assigned to Ladder Company 170 of the FDNY when he died Sunday on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn. He was only 30 years old.

Pollard was running toward two men injured in the crash when he slipped into a gap in the bridge and plunged about 50 feet to the concrete below.

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