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Scores of First Responders Help Honor Young Man Who Lost Battle with COVID-19

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | May 11, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 051520131

Shirley, NY - On Monday evening, May 11th, dozens of Fire and EMS vehicles with their members joined about 200 community members to honor young PJ Fusaro, a 26-year-old from Shirley who recently passed away from COVID-19. Fire trucks and ambulances lined William Floyd Parkway from Tragalgar Dr. to the Smith Point Bridge as cars packed the Smith Point Beach parking lot, preparing for their journey to the Fusaro home on Tipton Dr. East in Shirley. Firefighters, EMS personnel, and chiefs escorted the cars, some displaying memorial messages as bag pipes played while driving past the home of PJ's family. PJ's family and friends stood outside and looked on. PJ passed away at a local hospital on Sunday, May 3rd.

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