Thomas J. Foley

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: West Nyack, NY

Branch of Service: New York Fire Department

Rank: Firefighter

Firefighter Thomas J. Foley was killed in the terrorist attacks on our country on 9/11. He was a decorated eleven-year veteran of the FDNY. Foley spent his first nine years with Squad Company 41 and the remainder of his career with Rescue Company 3. He loved the Fire Department and all that it stands for and he treasured the relationships he shared with his brothers.

Tommy was an adventurous soul who brought discipline and determination to everything he set his mind to. He was an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He played college football, competed in weight lifting, and excelled in the world of rodeo bull riding. He took particular pride in his dog Maggie, whom he trained to become a champion bird dog for several years in a row.

Tommy was a beloved son, brother, uncle, godfather, cousin, nephew and friend. In his thirty-two years, Tommy lived each day to the fullest with unique generosity. He accomplished everything he set out to, and always excelled through his efforts. Whether as a fireman, a cowboy, a friend, a neighbor or an acquaintance, Tommy made an unforgettable impact on everyone he met.

Age: 32

Date of Death: September 11, 2001

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