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    Unhappy Ray Downey-Signal 5-5-5-5

    From Firehouse.com news
    The Fire Department of New York is confirming that physical remains from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center have been identified as those of Deputy Chief Ray Downey. A department spokesman said the identification, which he believed was made through DNA testing, was confirmed early Wednesday morning. It was reported that city stations received the 5555 toned dispatch.
    A New York City firefighter for 39 years, Ray led the Special Operations Command, whose duties include rescue work, marine operations and the handling of hazardous materials. He was one of the nation's leading experts on rescue operations at collapsed buildings. He also was a member of a national advisory commission on domestic response to terrorism.

    May God provide comfort for Ray's family and friends. We all miss you down here Chief. You were an inspiration to all of us. Rest in Peace Brother....Rest in Peace!

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    Saint Cyril & Methodious R.C. Church
    On Monday, May 20, 2002 at 1015 hours
    97 Half Hollow Road
    Deer Park, New York
    (631) 667-4044
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    Post Downey Honored

    Gone...but not forgotten. God Bless you Ray!

    DEER PARK, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island post office was renamed on
    Sunday in honor of Chief Ray Downey, New York City's most decorated
    firefighter and a victim of the Sept. 11 attack.
    The ceremony at the Deer Park Post Office was attended by
    Downey's family, of Deer Park, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep.
    Steve Israel, among others.
    President Bush signed legislation in April to rename the
    facility after Downey, 63, who was special operations command chief
    and an expert on urban search-and-rescue. He led a team of city
    firefighters who responded to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and
    was one of three top fire department officials lost at the World
    Trade Center.
    A former Marine, Downey joined the Fire Department in 1962,
    first serving in Brooklyn.
    The department lost 343 firefighters in the attack.

    (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press
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