NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An FDNY firefighter was remembered as a hero Monday.

Firefighter Steven Pollard died while trying to save others.

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The FDNY dedicated a plaque in his memory.

Watch: Steven Pollard Plaque Dedication Ceremony

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Just a year after he was appointed to the department, Pollard died in the line of duty last January. He was responding to a car crash on Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn when he fell to his death through a gap in the road.

“Steven was a brave young man who was totally focused on living a life of service. He knew he could make a difference in people’s lives. He stood out among his peers. He was an extraordinary young man, and that’s how he will always be remembered,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

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Pollard’s father served for 32 years in the FDNY. His brother is an 11 year veteran of Ladder Company 114 in Brooklyn.