Roll of Honor

Scott Michael Kopytko

Scott Michael Kopytko

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 32
  • Year of Death: 2001

Scott Michael Kopytko‚ age 32‚ attended St. John’s University where he received a Bachelor of Science‚ was a member of the honor society‚ and was one semester away from completing his Master’s in Finance.

He worked as a Commodities Broker in the World Trade Center and in November 1998 he realized his dream of becoming a New York City Firefighter. He immediately began preparing for the FDNY Lieutenant’s exam that he approached with great zeal as he felt the FDNY was his true calling and his lifelong career.

His interests varied from world history to the arts‚ science to pop culture‚ finance to Ford Mustangs. He loved sports and participated in many–basketball‚ handball‚ playing pool‚ darts and golf to name a few. His quick wit‚ sense of humor‚ love of family‚ friends and his dedication to his job and all the new brothers he had found made him a very special man.

Memorial Wall

  1. This last saturday, I participated in a “run for the fallen” event in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin to raise money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. I had the opportunity to choose a firefighter who gave everything to try to save lives in New York on 9/11. I am honored to have had the opportunity to run a mile in full turn-out gear in remembrance of Scott Kopytko, a true hero that gave his life in attempt to save a few. Thank you!

    Matt Berndt
  2. I had the honor today of climbing in the 9/11 Nashville Stair Climb. This was my second year to climb. I climbed for Michael, and it is so amazing to learn about his life. As I read about this man, I see so many similarities in our lives and it pains me so much that he lost his life so early. It was an honor to climb in your honor today brother and I know that you were there with me helping me make it to the top just as you worked so hard 15 years ago to help get people out. Rest easy.

    – Ryne Chandler
  3. Today I climbed in honor of Scott Michael Kopytko at the 9/11 stair climb at Red Rocks in Colorado. Thank you for your service Scott–we will never forget you!

    – Kristi Pohly
  4. Today I did the memorial stair climb at lambeau field Green Bay wisconsin. I was honored to do this climb in memory of Scott kopytko who have the ultimate sacrifice is life to safe others. It was such an inspirational events and made me reflect on my own as well

    – Tina streicher
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