Roll of Honor

Scott Matthew Davidson

Scott Matthew Davidson

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 33
  • Year of Death: 2001

Scott Davidson was a man of many talents-firefighter‚ athlete‚ teacher‚ coach‚ and bartender just to name a few. He gave of himself to his community in many ways. He was looked up to by many as a basketball coach and school teacher. He enjoyed life and all it had to offer. He was a fierce competitor who won many awards. He was an all-star baseball player in the Great Kills Little League. He played four years of basketball at St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School where he was named the most valuable player in the Jacques Classic All-Star High School game in 1986.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Staten Island where he played on the basketball team for all four years‚ and was captain his senior year.

Materialistic things were not of importance to Scott. The most important things to Scott were his two children‚ his son Peter‚ 8 years old‚ and his daughter Casey‚ 4 years old. He was very proud of them‚ and he was happiest while coaching them‚ having a catch or watching a dance recital. He coached his son Peter in football and baseball‚ and his daughter Casey was certainly a ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ He loved his children above all things.

One of the proudest moments in Scott’s life‚ aside from the birth of his two children‚ was when he graduated the fire academy. He worked at Ladder Company 118 in Brooklyn Heights‚ New York. He was a firefighter since January 16‚ 1994‚ a lifelong dream of his. He often said it was ‘the greatest job in America.’

On September 11‚ 2001‚ Scott was on duty and responded to the call after a second hijacked airliner struck the World Trade Center.

Scott’s acts of heroism are not surprising. He was a brave and fearless man and a devout patriot. He was a friend to many‚ and will be sorely missed by us all.

He is survived by his two children‚ Peter and Casey‚ his father Stephen Davidson‚ his mother Carla DiMaggio‚ his stepmother Linda Davidson‚ his brother Michael Davidson‚ and his grandmother Celia Lategano.

Memorial Wall

  1. Thank you for the sacrifice you made that day.

    – Justin Bernst
  2. I am humbled reading the tribute to Fireman, Scott Matthew Davidson. My heart
    extends sincere sympathy and love to Scott’s family and all the other
    First Repsonders for their loss of a loved one. My message comes via Jody Kaiser Brannon a friend and American Patriot. In awe of your sacrifice, sent from NC.

    – Sue Butcher
  3. Thank you for your sacrifice! You are a true hero!

    Your Cousin,
    Eleanor and family

    – Genie
  4. Scott,

    Thank you for your sacrifice!

    Genie Tuyn (distant cousin)

    – Genie
  5. Bones,

    Saluting you after 16 years.

    God has shined on your children and they are always in our hearts.


    – joe gulino
  6. We did a memorial for those who died on 9/11 at school today, we had a specific person and we would read their story aloud in class then light a candle for them. Scott Davidson was my hero to read aloud. I am very thankfull for your sacrifice that day.

    – Brandon
  7. You are deeply missed, Mr. Davidson. All my love goes to Pete and Casey

    – Megan
  8. Today I completed a 9/11 Memorial Climb, and I was honored to wear a badge with Scotts picture and name presented on it. I rung the bell in honor of him on the “78th floor”. I continued to climb to the “110th Floor” keeping him in mind and those he loved. Remembering the sacrifice given, choking up at the honor of it all, and pushing through when I was tired and hot reminding myself of how little my act was in comparison to those firemen like Scott who gave their lives to save others that day. God Bless!

    – Wendy
  9. Thank you for being a true hero. You sacrificed yourself for the better wellbeing of others!

    – Rufus
  10. Your son is a brilliant comedian. Hearing him talk about you made me want to look up other firefighters who died on that day. The definition of American heroes.

    – N
  11. Your son is now one of the most famous comedians on the planet. He is famous, loved, successful, my idol, and he recently got engaged to one of the most famous singers on the planet. You did well. Thank you for the sacrifice.

    – VG
  12. God bless you and the ones you love.

    – Dee Jensen
  13. Thank you for your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten!

    – Neel Patel
  14. God bless you. Your sacrifice will be remembered.

    – Bassam Gergi
  15. You are true and brave hero. Reading your story made me cry. I just discovered you through your son’s story. He has been very stressed out since your passing, no doubt. God bless you, God bless America. With love and prayers offered up. Barbara.

    – Barbara Smith
  16. Thank you!

    – Emely
  17. You sacrificed everything to help others. My heart goes out to you and your family. Gods speed!

    – Billy
  18. Thank you, very brave!!

    – carson
  19. He truly was a hero

    – Crystal2
  20. My heart goes to your family! Thank you for being a great hero. May your soul rest in piece!

    – Stephanie Rodriguez
  21. God bless you.
    My heart goes out to your family. Thank you for your heroic kindness.

    – Fonda
  22. Dear Mr Davidson
    God must be holding you and all the brave men and women of 9-11 disaster, close
    Bless you sir
    Your courage will never be forgotten, not by me ever
    Thank you sir

    – Karen Cielo
  23. The day will never be forgotten nor shall the firefighters like Scott who perished tryin to save humanity.343 angels

    – Debra Center
  24. Scott you are a true hero to your nation, you will never be forgotten and I will talk about you to my son and him to his son and we will remember with pride that our firemen and police faced down evil and showed the world that americans never quit, never give up and you will be immortalized in our memory forever!

    – George fullwood
  25. I am honored to have ran on your behalf today as a part of the Tunnel for Towers 5K Foundation in Clearwater, FL over the Clearwater Memorial Causeway. Each of the runners were honored to wear a name and photo of a fallen 9/11 hero, and you were chosen for me to honor today. Thank you for your incredible service and sacrifice – I am humbled by your story and it is clear that you are so loved and missed by many.

    – Taryn Lumia
  26. ❤️

    – Dan
  27. Your son has brought new life to your memory. You would be proud.

    – Cathy
  28. Thank you Scott Davidson for sacrificing your life to save others life I think you’re a hero and an amazing human being

    – Denice
  29. It’s unbelievable how many kind and loving people there are in this world. For every ounce of evil there is a pound of love, generosity and kindness. Words cannot express my gratitude for the short time you were here. My heart breaks for your family and friends that lost you much too soon. Love.

    – Michael Jay Dalton
  30. R I P
    Real Hero

    – Natalia
  31. Your son is truly brilliant please watch over him from heaven, may God always take care of you and yours.

    – Michael Dilley
  32. Hi Pete I just read about your amazing father. Just know he’s always looking out for you and he would be (and he is) so proud of you. Hang in there life will get easier and better. And know you are loved and prayed for by people you don’t know and will probably never know. One if my prayers for you is that life will gives you a breath and a smile ? in between life’s changes.

  33. hero

    – bob
  34. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for New York City and our country. You will never be forgotten. God bless you and yours.

    – Maria
  35. You were a true hero and are an inspiration to all of us.
    Your Distant Cousin,

    – Gideon
  36. Thank you

    – Emily
  37. Today I climbed in the memory of Scott Matthew Davidson at the FDIC2019 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. It’s an honor to be climbing in your Memory, see you on the top floor brother

    – Luke Rinehart
  38. In gratitude and awe to you and your family.

    – Noah
  39. We all love your son Pete Davison

    – jackson
  40. Although I was yet to be born, I still pay tribute and give thanks to God who allowed giving and caring human beings as yourself, Scott. Thank you for what you have done and I, along with my others, will never have enough thanks to give you.

    – arianna
  41. Although I was yet to be born but I wholeheartedly want to thank you for your sacrifice that day. You’re missed and will never be forgotten. May God bless your soul and all the men and women who lost their lives on that fateful day. We will never forget. May God bless America.

    – Hritam
  42. May Allah give you a higher place in Heaven. And may your Kids especially Peter, make this earth Heaven for the rest of fellow Americans. Ameen!

    – Saeed Ahmad
  43. Mr. Davidson,
    Thank you for being a true American hero. May God bless you today and always.
    With Love,
    Renee from Boston, MA

    – Renee
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