Captain Louis Modafferi
Rescue 5

Memorial Service was held
on October 29, 2001.

Captain Louis Modafferi

Louis Modafferi wasn’t scheduled to work Sept. 11 but joined his squad when he heard the World Trade Center had been attacked. “His job was very important to him,” said his wife, Joanne. “If he had to choose how he was going to die, he would have chosen being a hero and doing what he did. That much gives me comfort.” Despite the physical training and book work the job demanded, Modafferi was a full-time father to his two sons and daughter. “He was a perfect father in my eyes. He never let me down,” said his daughter, Christine. “I miss him so much.”

--The Associated Press

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