Steven H Pollard: A Brooklyn firefighter fell 50ft to his death

Steven H Pollard who fell 52ft to his death on Sunday after slipping through a 3ft-wide gap between lanes of the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn
Posted on January 8, 2019,at 3:58 AM
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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.

Steven H Pollard: A Brooklyn firefighter fell 50ft to his death

Pollard is the 1,151st member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty.

The deadly incident is  under investigation.

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