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.