All-Out Tribute For Hero Both Fine And Brave
|Marybeth McShane, Terence’s sister, was brought to tears by the emotional ceremony.
Beach 94 Street was the scene of a unique memorial ceremony for a September 11 hero last Saturday as a section of Rockaway Beach Boulevard was named in honor of Terence McShane, who was first an NYPD Sergeant and then a city firefighter. Members of both services filled the area; Ladder 121 was rolled out to hoist Old Glory above the scene; and there was even a fly-over by an NYPD helicopter. Here, twins Sean and Colin McShane hold a replica of the street sign that hangs in honor of their father, who lost his life while trying to rescue others. City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. and NYPD Chaplain, Father Carlos M. Rodriguez, right, flank the members of the McShane family.
Councilman Addabbo and NYPD Sergeant Janet Jordan, who would later begin the ceremony, speak to members of the McShane family.
Palmer Doyle, who worked with McShane in the NYPD, said Terence was in heaven “standing tallest among the bravest and finest.”
Members of the New York City Police Department Ceremonial Unit line up to present the colors.
Councilman Addabbo, who officiated the ceremony, stands with 47 Battalion Chief Michael McGrath.
School Sergeant Michael O’Sullivan, center, lines up with other police officers in dress uniform before the ceremony honoring his predecessor. McShane was the first-ever School Sergeant in the 100 Precinct. His rank earned him the nickname “Sergeant Probie” when he entered the New York City Fire Department in February of 2000.
Members of the McShane family look up as the sign honoring Terence is revealed for the first time.
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