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Leon McCoy, 7/23/33 - 6/12/22

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June 22, 2022 | NEW JERSEY THOM MCCOY, Correspondent
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Leon McCoy, born 7/23/33, was a member of Elmwood Park Defender Co. #4, Elmwood Park Fire Dept. in NJ, joining on 1/21/65, where he eventually rose to the rank of captain and also served as president. He was a Korean War veteran (US Navy, DD-823 Samuel B. Roberts 1952-1955), a Life Member of New Jersey New York Volunteer Firemen's Assoc., and a Life Member of New Jersey State Firemen's Assoc. He also served as Special Law Enforcement Officer, Elmwood Park, NJ and was Founder and past president of the USS Samuel B. Roberts BB823 Shipmates Assoc.

Leon was reassigned to his Heavenly Fire Station at 0620 hrs on Sunday, June 12, 2022. He will now be serving as one of the guardians to law enforcement, firefighters and sailors.

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THOM MCCOYCorrespondent

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