Paramedic Ricardo Quinn

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Ricardo Quinn, 40, was posthumously promoted to Paramedic Lieutenant. Recent shoulder surgery meant he was on light duty on 9/11 and he responded on his own. He was seen at Tower 2, first helping another paramedic who had been injured by falling debris, then helping in the lobby.

Quinn met his wife on Jones Beach when they were both single parents watching after their small sons. They were married a year later. He would make massive sand sculptures and was known for his tasteful nudes. Quinn had served in the Coast Guard as a young man, and it was aboard a Coast Guard vessel that his ashes were carried three miles out to be scattered on the ocean as he had wanted.

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