Thomas Cullen, III


THOMAS PATRICK CULLEN III, 31, of New York, a firefighter for the New York Fire Department, would wait until his 2-year-old son and namesake would go to sleep, then rearrange the toy train track in the family living room. “He wanted Tom to be excited when he came downstairs every morning,” said Cullen's wife, Susan. “He spent his day thinking about how he would design it. He would always say, ‘I can't wait for Thomas to go to bed. I have a good idea for a new track.’”