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Press Releases / 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO ATTEND
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR CAPTAIN VERNON RICHARD

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will attend a funeral service for Captain Vernon Richard, 53, of Ladder Company 7. Captain Richard was a 23-year veteran of FDNY and one of six members of Manhattan’s Ladder Company 7 lost on 9-11. The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, NY at 1 PM. His wife, Dorothy, and their two grown children – Vernon Allen Richard II and Vernessa, survive him. A memorial service was held in his memory on December 8, 2001.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Officials, hundreds of members of FDNY

WHAT:

Funeral Service for Captain Vernon Richard of Ladder Company 7

WHERE:

First Baptist Church – 6 Reverend Dr. McWilliams Way (formerly Hoyt Street), Spring Valley, NY

WHEN:

Friday June 13, 2003 @ 1pm

NO MEDIA RISERS AVAILABLE

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon/Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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