BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
EVENT: New York City 2014
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2014
On Sunday September 28, 2014 the Citywide Traffic Task Force Auxiliary will be participating in the 2014 Tunnel to Towers 5K. This is the second year we will be running as a team. As members of the public safety community it is just another opportunity to pay it forward and keep the memory alive of those who paid the ultimate price before us. Let us never forget the sacrifice our brothers and sisters in Police Dept, Fire Dept, EMS, and Military have made. Fidelis ad mortem.
Here is the story behind the Tunnel to Towers 5K:
On September 11, 2001,Stephen had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later, and then returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it was already closed. So he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Tunnel to the Towers where he gave up his life while saving others.