News - June 2018

The family and friends of Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey extend their sincere thanks for participating in the 17th Annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey Father’s Day Forever Running Memorial Run. Together, we can keep his memory and the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11 alive.

About Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey
After serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Middle East, Ray Downey was appointed to the New York City Fire Department in 1962. Chief Downey’s phenomenal 39-year career with the FDNY was built upon success after success and rescue after rescue. One of the most decorated men in the department, Chief Downey received five individual medals for valor and 16 unit citations. Additionally, referred to as “The Master of Disaster” and “God”, Downey, commanding officer of the Special Operations Command (SOC), died in the line of duty while helping others escape from the fire and collapse scene of the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. He was truly a legend in his own time. 

The Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey Scholarship Charity Fund All proceeds from the race will benefit the organizations supported by the family of Ray Downey.

Scholarship Charity Fund


As a tribute to Chief Downey's legacy, his family has established the D.C. Raymond Downey Scholarship Charity Fund to keep his memory alive and to benefit the many organizations that Chief Downey cherished.

Read more

2018 Race Times / Results / Awards

In Memory of DC Ray Downey

The measure was introduced by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills). Downey is the second victim of the Sept. 11 terror attacks Congress has considered naming a post office after.

Downey was chief of rescue operations and a city firefighter for 39 years. He oversaw rescue efforts at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 and at the 1993 bombing attack at the World Trade Center.

"He's a national treasure," Israel said.




 

Mailing List Subscription

Please sign up for our newsletter to keep informed about future races, golf outings, news, and events.
Go to top