New York Firefighter Injured During Training Dies

Yonkers Firefighter Antonio Rodriques had been hospitalized since July 18 following injuries he sustained on May 9 during on-duty training.


Yonkers firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Firefighter Antonio Rodriques, 49, was taken off life support Tuesday night at Westchester Medical Center, according to The Journal News.

The mayor's office released a statement attributing the 12-year veteran's death to complications from a hemorrhagic stroke and a fire department memo states that the firefighter had been hospitalized since July 18 following injuries he sustained on May 9 while taking part in on-duty training.

The department is recognizing Rodriques' death a line-of-duty death.

Officials said his organs are scheduled to be donated through the New York Organ Donor Network.

"Rodriques took part in many life-saving rescues during his career and, through his death, he saved still more," Acting Fire Commissioner John Flynn wrote in the memo.

Rodriques was assigned to Ladder 74 and received six departmental commendations.

He is survived by his parents, Celeste and Celestino Rodriques; his brother, Lester C. Rodriques; and his girlfriend, Amy Krawczyk.

Funeral Arrangements

Visitation for Rodriques is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flynn Memorial Home in Yonkers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Concaption-St. Mary's Church at 103 South Broadway.

Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery at 114 Sprain Road.