ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island street has been renamed in memory of a 9/11 first responder.
East Farmingdale Street in Islip is now dedicated to Port Authority Police Sgt. Lawrence Guarnieri.READ MORE: Blackwood Blanks Reeling Flyers As Devils End 4-Game Skid
It’s on the block where he raised his family and where his children still live today.READ MORE: Duarte, Turner Lead Pacers Over Knicks
Guarnieri passed away in 2014 from a Ground Zero-related illness.
“Our dad was a hero. He was selfless, loving and funny, and if you asked him today if he’d do it all over again, I guarantee he would, 100%,” said Katherine Norris, Guarnieri’s daughter.MORE NEWS: Avs Beat New York; Trouba Delivers Another Hard Check
Guarnieri was also a volunteer firefighter with the Islip Terrace department.