Firefighter Jacques William Paultre, 52, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, died on June 24, 2008, from cancer related to the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001.
Jacques was a happy man with a big heart. He was a proud New York City firefighter for 22 years, working in the South Bronx District. After 9/11, he postponed his upcoming retirement plans and continued to serve courageously for an additional 14 months. He was one of the first firemen deployed to Ground Zero on 9/11.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Chantal Paultre; daughter, Stephanie Paultre; sons Christopher and Michael; and his mother, Paulette Rouzeau Paultre.