Thomas Guarnieri wrote -
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Our hero, Sgt Lawrence Guarnieri of the Port Authority Police Department did that every single day. As a police officer, he spent years putting his life on the line so that others were safe. As a Captain of the Islip Terrace Fire Department, he volunteered countless hours answering alarms, teaching others and being a respected member of our community. At home, he was our hero. The love that he gave, the laughs that we shared, and the sacrifices he made for us will never be forgotten. On Sept 11, 2001, and many days after, my father answered the call that would ultimately cost him his life. If you asked him, he would just say he was doing his job. This year, we are running in honor of PAPD Sgt. Lawrence Guarnieri and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice! Join us for the run, donate or even just share! Thank you for your love and support!