HomeNewsNew York bridge renamed in honour of Greek American police officer Pavlos...

New York bridge renamed in honour of Greek American police officer Pavlos Pallas

Author

Date

Category

The 94th Street/Grand Central overpass to LaGuardia Airport, in Queens, New York, was named after Greek American Officer Pavlos Pallas, cbsnews has reported.

Pallas was a Port Authority Police officer who died from 9/11-related cancer and will forever be remembered. He served with the Port Authority of New York and the New York City Police Department for 12 years.

Photo: Port Authority PBA

His courageous work responding to the World Trade Center attack resulted in cancer that took his life in 2011. Family members remembered the late officer at the ceremony.

“For him, it came down to this: do the right thing toward your fellow men, take care of your community, and do it all with a smile without taking yourself too seriously,” Margarita Loukas, Pallas’ wife said.

There are now more than 27,000 people with a 9/11-related cancer. More than 5,000 who responded to ground zero have died from a related illness. 

Source: cbsnews

Recent posts