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Captain Mark Lee Award presentation

By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | October 07, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 100721109

Each year, during the Jersey City Fire Department's annual Family Day Picnic, the Captain Mark Lee Award is presented by the Jersey City Firefighter's Distress Fund to a person or organization that supports the efforts of the fund and the department. On October 3rd, retired Chief of Department Michael O'Reilly, center, received the award from Mrs. Cheryl Lee, left,and Firefighter Mark Lee, Jr., right. The award is named in the memory of Captain Lee, of Engine Co. 10, who died of health complications believed stemmed from his work at Ground Zero after the 9-11 attacks in 2001.

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