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Capt. Terrence S. Hatton
Age: 41
Occupation: Firefighter
Worked for: N.Y.F.D.
Originally from:
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May God guide you on your way, my friend.
Submitted by: Lin Hendrickson ()

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The Downey Family is proud of you for your bravery and courage. We saw you grow from a young firefighter to a great leader and we will never forget you. May God bless you and your family. I know you are an angel watching over Beth. There are many of the men that we know with you and I know that allof you are our heroes. I know you and my dad are together watching over all of us.
-- Marie Tortorici (Friend)
24 Oct 2001

From NY Times Nov 5, 2001

'Knowing the Drill'

Terence S. Hatton did not like surprises. A captain in the Fire Department, he took his squad to tour buildings when there were no smoke or flames, or people to rescue.

"He was very knowledgeable about the history of Manhattan and its buildings," said Alfred Benjamin, a firefighter who was a member of the captain's squad at Rescue Company 1 in Times Square. Captain Hatton was a 20-year veteran of the department.

The firehouse is an elite force of about 25 firefighters, whose mission is to perform rescues. It is one of the busiest houses in the city, with 10 runs a day -- very few of them are false alarms.

Captain Hatton, 41, once took his rescue team on a drill to a small theater on 43rd Street, off Eighth Avenue, so that they would know what to expect.

"The theater looks small from the outside, but it's a tremendous building," Mr. Benjamin said. "It has sub-cellars, and the performers have dressing rooms in one of the basements. We wouldn't have known that if we hadn't done the drill."
-- Anon ()
21 Nov 2001

Terry was a really sweet, friendly man in addiiton to being a super courageous firefighter. I used to see him a few times a week when he stopped in to buy a newpaper at our store near the firehouse where he was stationed. It wasn't until I saw him on TV talking about a fire that I had any idea who he was. I was later to find out that he was one of the most renowned firemen in the city, if not the world. Rest in peace, Terry.
-- Kate McLaughlin (Friend {})
06 Feb 2002

Both Terry (Man-Hatton) and Ray (The Man) Downey were consumate professionals who taught around the worlds, sharing concepts and techniques to make heavy rescue a part of every metropolitan rescue service.
In death, they continue to shine as the hallmark of the finest traditions of FDNY.

343 5-5-5-5
Never Forget
-- occsafmedic (Friend {EMS colleague})
17 Apr 2004

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