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Timothy Roy
Age: 36
Occupation: Bus Squad Sergeant
Worked for: New York Police Department
Originally from:
Resided in: Massapequa Park, N.Y.

I didn't know Tim, but thought his name should be on this list.
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From NY Daily News, Mar 22, 2002

gt. Timothy Roy was the kind of guy who would crack a joke at the idea of having two funerals.

So during the fallen city cop's second funeral at St. William the Abbot Church in Seaford, L.I., his priest shared yesterday an image of Roy looking down from paradise.

"I can only imagine Timmy up in heaven, saying, 'Guys, they did this twice B and I got the new mayor, too,'" said the Rev. Steven Camp, drawing laughter from the hundreds of mourners, including Mayor Bloomberg.

In December, former Mayor Giuliani spoke eloquently during a tearful memorial Mass where family and friends said their first goodbyes to Roy, who died with 22 other NYPD cops in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The highly decorated 36-year-old officer was last seen helping civilians flee the south tower of the World Trade Center before it collapsed. His body was recovered from the rubble at Ground Zero last week.

Heroism suited Roy, who was awarded 27 medals in his 16 years on the force. It was no surprise to his friends that Roy raced to the twin towers moments after the first hijacked plane tore into 1 World Trade Center.

Roy, who was born in Massapequa Park, L.I., was a member of the Surface Transportation Enforcement District and was assigned to the Casey Stengel Bus Depot near Shea Stadium in Queens. But on Sept. 11, he was in lower Manhattan, keeping an appointment to testify in Traffic Court.

Yesterday, a single bagpiper played "Amazing Grace" as officers carried Roy's American-flag-draped coffin into the church. Roy's wife, Stacey, his daughters, Caitlyn, 10, and Brittney, 7, and his 3-year-old son, Timothy Jr., followed.

"We thank God that Tim has become a part of our lives," Camp said. "We gather with our memories, our hearts, our minds and our souls ... and we remember how well he could make us laugh."

Camp said the heroic deaths of Roy and hundreds of others in the terror attacks can inspire greatness. "The victory of their death is what inspires us to continue to walk the path of freedom and to accept the challenge for us to be the best that we can be," the priest said.

After the Mass, Roy's coffin was carried from the church as the bagpiper sounded "Irish Soldier Boy."
-- Anon (Friend { })
22 Mar 2002

Timmy, it's been two years and I can hardly believe it. Miss your laugh & unruly sense of humor, the clutter & practical jokes. I'm sorry I wasn't there to take you home, but I know you'd understand... it was St. Ptrick's Day after all.
Miss ya, brother.
-- Michael Fanning (Co-worker {})
09 Sep 2003

Just wanted Timothy's family to know that we still pray for the families and never forgot those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Timothy sounds like he was a wonderful man.
-- Tammy (Friend {A fellow American})
10 Feb 2004

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