Roll of Honor

Tarel  Coleman

Tarel Coleman

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

Tarel Coleman‚ 32‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 252. Coleman‚ who joined the FDNY in 1993‚ was nicknamed Prozac because of his intense style of play as a defensive back with the FDNY football team. A father of two‚ he also played softball for three teams and loved the Knicks and the Giants. His brother John is also a New York City firefighter.

Memorial Wall

  1. Tarel…you are my new Brother and Hero! I was privileged to honor you on 9/11/2015 at the Columbus Ohio stadium climb. I have just returned from Athens Greece where your picture was with me when I competed in the Veterans Wrestling World Championships…. You and I came home with the BRONZE medal! We’re third in the World!! You have been with me every day of training in preparation. Thanks for your inspiration and companionship! You will remain with me every day as we prepare to bring home the GOLD from next years World Championships in Poland!
    JT

    – John Taylor
  2. I did not know you personally, but I do know by your choice of occupation, and by your actions on that tragic day, that you were a man of honor, courage, and duty. As a New Yorker, I can say without doubt or hesitation that you and your brothers who died that day will never be forgotten. I hope your and their families find some peace and comfort in that truth.

    – Joel

    – Joe
  3. Tarel,
    I was honored to wear your badge today, 9/11/2016, in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. I have never spoken to my children about 9/11, but your brave, beautiful face changed that for me today. I showed your picture to my almost 9 year old daughter, and told her a story of heroes and helpers, rather than hate. Thank you for your courage that day. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    – Amanda Kessler
  4. Rarely, I’ve learned that you and I share a lot of common interests and I’m sure we would have been great friends. Rest easy brother and I am honored to have carried you up both towers. I wanted to do 220 floors because I wasn’t sure which tower you were on and I wanted to make sure I got it right. You are missed. Thomasville memorial stair climb.

    – Zach Maxheimer
  5. You will be well remember always respect from Rochdale Village one love brother

    – Janine cross
  6. Was given your name at the 9/11 Heros Run-Dallas. You will never be forgotten.

    – Charles Lee
  7. A true hero and friend. Never forgotten .

    – David Cherry
  8. You were my neighbor. Continue to rest my friend.

    – Kim L. Walker
  9. I had the honor of carrying Tarel’s name and photo up Monserate Mountain in California on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Fallbrook Firefighters Association’s 8th Annual 9-11 Memorial Hill Climb. May your family and friends know that you are not forgotten, and that I will never forget those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    – Kim Parke
  10. I was humbled and honored to climb today, September 22 2018, at beautiful Lambeau Field in Green Bay, representing Tarel. He and the family will be in our prayers and forever memorialized and thanked by my family for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for the privilege. — Kathryn Rowen

    – Kathryn Rowen
  11. Tarel I don’t know you but I’ve been carrying your name badge with me for the past three years to the 9/11 Memorial stair climb event at Lambeau Field- Green Bay WI. I feel very proud to honor your name for your heroism on that day that we will never forget. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice.

    – Omar Duffus
  12. So very honored to climb in honor and memory of you and the sacrifice you made. This April will be my third climb in your honor. I was a firefighter in Mecklenburg County for almost eight years and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t remember this day. Your tag hangs in my car. Praying for your family daily. I will never forget.

    – Asheley Ramseur
  13. I will never forget all heros!!!

    – NKAMICANIYE
  14. Today 4/12/2019 I had the honor of carrying Tarel’s name at the FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. This badge will stay with me everyday on my desk and will influence me to do my job better and create software that saves firefighters lives.

    – Tyler Moore
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