Capt. William O’Keefe, 48, had a 22-year career in the FDNY. He had been promoted to captain and assigned to Division 15 earlier in 2001.
A lifelong native of Staten Island, he had a “terrific sense of humor.” To relax he would practice songs on his acoustic guitar or play with this two beagles. On their annual family vacation to the Jersey shore, he loved to run along the beach at sunrise. O’Keefe passed on his love of running to his two daughters and cheered them on at their track meets.