NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will contest a court order to list a retired fire captain alongside his former colleagues on the Sept. 11 memorial.
Bloomberg said Tuesday the city “will fight this in court.” He says the Fire Department of New York made a reasonable choice to list only active-duty firefighters in an FDNY section on the memorial.
Retired Capt. James Corrigan was working in a private fire safety job for the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. That’s how officials planned to list him on the memorial when it opens next year.
His family says Corrigan acted as a firefighter that day while helping colleagues and deserves the same recognition on the memorial. A Queens judge agreed with the family on Monday.