Terence S. Hatton‚ 41‚ captain‚ FDNY‚ Rescue 1. A twenty year veteran‚ he was decorated many times. As a FEMA task force leader‚ Hatton was deployed after the Oklahoma City bombing and the TWA Flight 800 plane crash off Long Island. At his funeral service‚ Mayor Rudolph Giuliani described Hatton‚ whose wife‚ Elizabeth‚ was a mayoral aide‚ as City Hall’s ‘resident hero. He reminded me of Joe DiMaggio: quiet‚ self-determined‚ confident.’
He was one of the most decorated people in the fire department‚ and he was captain of the prestigious company in New York‚ Rescue 1. He had a booming voice and hearty laugh. He truly cared about people‚ especially family and friends. He left me with a very special and precious gift‚ our baby girl.