Capt. Thomas Farino

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37-year-old Captain Thomas Farino of Engine 26 was the youngest of six sons of a police officer. Posthumously promoted to Battalion Chief after 9/11, his wife said, “He was the most content person I ever met.” Through a 20-year marriage he told her “Love me all you want. Want me all you want, but don’t need me so much. You have to get your strength from someone higher than me.” After 9/11 she found those words to be a gift.

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