Two Retired FDNY Firefighters Die from 9/11-Related Illnesses

Two passed away on Friday

Retired firefighter Richard Jones (left) and retired lieutenant Paul Deo Jr. (right) passed away from 9/11-related illness on Feb. 8, 2020. (CBS New York/FDNY photos)

FirefighterNation Staff

NEW YORK — The FDNY is in mourning over the loss of two retired firefighters on Friday.

CBS New York reports that Firefighter Richard Jones and Lieutenant Paul Deo Jr. both died due to 9/11-related illnesses.

Jones served the department for 20 years and had retired in October 2002.

Deo Jr. served the department for 33 years.

Both died on Friday.

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