A Brooklyn firefighter who fell 50ft to his death through a three-foot bridge gap while responding to a car crash.
In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page Monday morning, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Steven H. Pollard.
He was pronounced dead at a Kings County Hospital.
The man who he was trying to save, Travis Simms, 30, revealed his overwhelming feeling of guilt while speaking to the New York Post Monday from his home.
Police Commissioner James O'Neill tweeted early Monday that his department sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the firefighter who fell Sunday night. "#NYC will never forget your sacrifice," the tweet read.
Pollard is the 1,151st member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty.
The deadly incident is under investigation.