Firefighter Michael G. Behette, 55, died on September 17, 2012, from lung cancer related to the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001.
Michael joined the New York City Fire Department on September 5, 1981. He was a humble man who considered his many heroic deeds just a part of his job.
Michael was always there for friends, family, or strangers who needed help. He loved to see everyone around him happy and gave his best effort to make sure that they were. Michael was a pure and kindred spirit.
In 2014, 85th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, was renamed “Firefighter Michael G. Behette 9/11 Memorial
Way” in his honor.