Dear COBA Members/Retirees;
Today, Retired Correction Sergeant Kevin Nuckel's name was added to the 9/11 First Responders Wall in Nesconset. Kevin passed away this past March from 9/11 related cancer. Today's ceremony is an annual event honoring all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those who passed since that day from 9/11 related illnesses.
COBA escorted Kevin's widow Theresa and their family to the event which was attended by numerous active and retired Nassau County Correction Officers. One retiree actually made the trip all the way from Tennessee to pay his respects to Kevin and his family.
Over 250 names were added to the Wall this year, as Responders continue to suffer and die from 9/11 related illnesses, 20 years after that terrible day. Close to a thousand people attended the ceremony as the newly added Responders had their names read aloud by numerous dignitaries including Nassau County Police Commissioner Pat Ryder; Suffolk Police Chief of Dept Stuart Cameron; Suffolk DA Tim Sini and Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon. Thank you to the Nassau County Sheriffs Dept Honor Guard who represented our Dept today.
There was also a Helicopter Fly Over of the Event.
Many thanks every year to John Feal, head of the FealGood Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping 9/11 Responders and their families.
See below photos of today's Ceremony:
Rest in Peace Sgt. Kevin Nuckel
Always in Unity:
Brian Sullivan, COBA President