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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

Daniel T. Suhr

Daniel T. Suhr‚ 37‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 216. For Suhr‚ firefighting was a family tradition. His father was a career firefighter and his brother became a firefighter as well. Born and raised in Brooklyn‚ Suhr was the captain of both the James Madison High School baseball and football teams. As an adult‚ the 16-year FDNY veteran was nicknamed Captain America because he was always watching out to keep everyone safe‚ particularly his beloved 2-year old daughter. The South Shore High School football team‚ which Suhr helped to coach‚ dedicated its 2001 season to him.

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  1. I’m a Denver firefighter and I had the honor and the privilege of participating in our 9/11 Stair Climb earlier today and this is the heroic individual I climbed in memory of. May he rest in peace and may God bless his family richly.

    – Melissa Taylor
  2. I’m an Oklahoma City Firefihter and I had the honor to climb for Daniel today. Thank you for your sacrifice brother.

    – Jeremy
  3. Great honor to climb for Daniel today at our 9/11 memorial climb at Lambeau Field today. I am a volenteer fireman for the Reedsville Fire Dept. Rest easy brother we will take it from here “Captain America” Thank you for your sacrifice and to your family I send my prayers.

    – Craig Anhalt
  4. Today I participated in the 9/11 Stairclimb at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison Colorado along with about 2500 other individuals. I was honored to wear Daniel’s name and photo badge and remember his ultimate sacrifice while he tried to save others. God bless his family and friends.

    – Shellie Dunham
  5. I also did the 9/11 stair climb at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado in honor of Daniel T. Suhr. It was a privilege to be a part of this event and represent Daniel and his family and the ultimate sacrifice he made in saving others. Blessings to all of his family, friends and all who lost loved ones on that fateful day. We will never forget!

    – Jan Kelley
  6. Hi, I’m Morgan. A 7th grader at BayView Middle school and today I climbed 78 flights of stairs for Daniel. It was an honor to wear his name, and whenever I got tired and wanted to quit I just looked down at my sheet of paper with Daniels name and picture on it, and remembered who I was doing it for. After a lot of hard work I completed the climb for Daniel. It was exhausting work but I completed it feeling a sense of pride and joy for Daniel. Thank you for you’re service and hard work. I would also like to send prayers to Daniels family and make sure that everyone knows how incredibly heroic Daniel and so many others that lost there lives trying to help people on 9/11 are. Thank you. -Never Forget-

    – Morgan Beyer
  7. My name is Serena Vincent. I am a student from Bay View Middle School and today, I climbed 78 flights of stairs for Daniel. I appreciate everything he did for us. God bless his family and friends.

    – Serena Vincent
  8. Yesterday I participated in the 9/11 stair climb in Lancaster PA. I was honored with walk for this brave man. May God look over his family for eternity. We have it from here 3 year firefighter from Maytown PA

    – Ken Greenly
  9. I climbed in your honor today I claimed 40 sets of stairs

    – Tucker
  10. I walked for Daniel Suhr at Bay View Middle school today!

    – Sofia
  11. I climbed in your memory today at bay view middle school. Never forget

    – Max
  12. Yesterday in my gym class at Bay View Middle school I ran 80 flights of stairs in your honor.

    – Brianna
  13. Today I climbed to remember FF Suhr. It was the second time I was given this mans name and I am proud to represent Oklahoma City Fire Department but more importantly Daniel. Rest easy brother!

    – Jeremy
  14. Today, I had the honor and the privilege of walking in your memory while participating in the annual 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Ahead of my first time participating in the climb, I felt an immense sense of duty to not fail you. There was no giving up or stopping, as you had not given up 17 years ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    – Brianne
  15. Today, I climbed for FF Suhr at the 7th annual Stair Climb at Lambeau Field! I’m a proud member of the Birchwood Fire & Rescue In Birchwood, WI. Never Forget!!

    – Eugene Marcinske
  16. Received memorial shirt for Danny days after 9/11.Keep it safe and wear it every year in his memory , gone but not forgotten.

    – Richard Dodge
  17. Today I climbed at the step up for hero’s event in Sioux Falls, SD in memory and honor of Firefighter Daniel Suhr. I am forever grateful for your service to our country as a first responder. 18 years later- NEVER FORGET-

    – Laura
  18. I rode for Daniel in The 9-11 Memorial Ride at Carolina Coast Harley Davidson in Wilmington NC in 2019! Couldn’t be more proud to do so! Thanks from The Dakotorado Kid!

    – Riley Joseph Frailing
  19. I just learned today that I’m a distant cousin of Daniel T. Suhr, we had the same great grandfather. Its been an honor to learn a bit about his life.

    – Peter Cleary
  20. Was in NY from Texas shortly after 9/11 , like so many draw to the site, cried with strangers for ALL who lost their lives. Somehow found myself at a fire station, donated & was gifted HIS Memorial shirt. 20 yrs later & every year since, wear it every anniversary .GOD Bless you & your’s Daniel T Suhr… Not forgotten

    – Richard Dodge
  21. It was an honor to participate in the 9/11 Stair Climb this morning at Lambeau field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I climbed for the memory of this hero, Daniel Suhr and to ensure we never forget. God bless and thank you for your sacrifice.

    – Andrea Mack
  22. I Had the honor and privilege of walking in the 9/11 memorial Walk wearing Daniel’s name tag. Thank you for sacrifice.

    – Erick Freeman
  23. I’m a Chief Deputy with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. Today 9/11/2022, I took part in the Fort Worth, Texas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I was issued a laminated photo of Daniel on a lanyard to wear during the 108 story climb. Just wanted his friends and family to know that Daniel is still being honored 21 years later.

    – Craig Driskell
  24. During the City of Carthage annual 911 remembrance walk and stair climb I carried a lanyard with your name and information to remember your sacrifice. Sacrifice without remembrance is meaningless.

    – Blake Smith, Chief of Police, Carthage, Texas
  25. Never forgotten ( to Have James Madison field named in his honor Oct 21 2013 truly a testament of the man Dan was ;

    – Dan Volpe
  26. People that run toward danger, not away from it are called heros. Daniel T. Suhr is a hero. Thank you for your service and giving the ultimate sacrifice sir. We will #neverforget 9/11 or you. May you rest in eternal peace 🙏🏼✝️❤️

    – Ron