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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

Jeffrey P. Walz

Jeffrey P. Walz‚ 37‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 9. A Staten Island native who lived in Tuckahoe‚ N.Y.‚ Walz was a fireman’s son who left a successful career in engineering to follow in his father’s footsteps. When he was off work‚ Walz treasured the time he could spend with his own son. On his days off‚ he and his son went somewhere special – to the park‚ a baseball game‚ or the zoo.

Memorial Posts


Memorial Wall

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  1. I participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at FDIC this past Friday. I climbed in honor of Jeffery and completed all 110 flights. I just wanted his friend and family to know that his sacrifice has not been forgotten. My prayers are with you.

    – Candice Benslay
  2. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I am a Lieutenant with the City of Raleigh Fire Dept on Ladder 9
    I have been running the Tunnel to Towers locally in Nc and once in Ny.
    I will be running in Ny again this year in memory of Lt Walz.
    Its not much but I hope in some way you will know your family member is not forgotten.

    – Randall Schmidt
  3. I’m French, living in Nice, France. This morning I found a card in Cap d’Ail with a prayer in memory of Jeffrey P. Walz. It deeply touched me to read it and to read what this firefighter has done. If this card has any importance to someone who reads this wall and wishes it to be returned somewhere, please contact me.

    – Patricia Reynaud-Bouret
  4. This will be my 7 th year doing the memorial stair climb. I have the honor this year of taking jeffery walz all the way to the top with me. #neverforget.

    – Bruce Millard
  5. Today I ran in the Middle Tennessee Tunnel to Towers 5k. I had the pleasure to run in memory of Mr. Jeffery Walz with his picture attached to my vest during the run. I was an honor to run in memory of Mr. Walz and the sacrifice he gave to save other lives. God bless the family and friends of Fire Fighter Jeffery Walz.

    – Terry Allen
  6. I am with the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Arson/Bomb Squad and just completed the 9/11 Stratosphere stair climb; I received Jeffery’s card with his name and photo; I carried him all the way to the top, 108 floors, while wearing my 90lb Bomb Suit. When I was suffering, and overheated, I would look down at his card around my neck, and draw strength to continue. RIP brotha.

    – Mark Duncan
  7. This was my step cousin

    – Annoymous
  8. Just wanted to let you know that I climbed in Jeffrey’s memory during the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI on 9/11/21. Our department members completed all 110 stories in the climb wearing full turnout gear and SCBA’s. We climbed because they climbed! Jeffrey is not forgotten!

    – Peter J. Karlson
  9. Sat may 14th 2022.. i participated in a stair climb in Warner robins Ga. I wore a badge with Jeffreys picture . So very emotional. I wore his picture in memory with respect and love. He will always be our hero. Never forget 343♥️

    – Tina Reyes mayo
  10. Today November 10, 2022, I had the honor to run a 5k in Weslaco, TX with his name on my shirt in memorial of Mr. Jeffrey Walz. I give thanks for his service to the United States.

    – Marvin E Godoy
  11. I climbed a Stair Salute in Auburn, Illinois today in honor of Jeffrey. 911 steps to the top and his face on a lanyard around my neck. His sacrifice has not been forgotten!

    – Sandy Jones
  12. FF Walz is NOT FORGOTTEN!
    I climbed in his honor on 9/11/2022 at the Denver Stair Climb!

    – geoff polidoro
  13. I participated in the Tunnel to Towers 5k in Alpena Mi on 9/9/23 and I had the honor of wearing his memorial badge as I completed it. His sacrifice will never go unnoticed and will never be forgotten.

    – Rebecca Tankersley
  14. Jeff, had the honor of carrying your memory with me today with 342 other FFs in Denver, CO. Did 110 flights honoring all of you! Rest well Brother, we will take it from here.

    – Chris Elliott