Roll of Honor

Timothy M. Stackpole

Timothy M. Stackpole

  • Captain
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 42
  • Year of Death: 2001

On June 5‚ 1998‚ Timothy Stackpole was severely injured in a fifth alarm fire in Brooklyn. Two of his fellow firefighters were killed and more injured in a collapse. Timmy spent over two months in the Burn Center with fourth and fifth degree burns over 40% of his body. He endured many surgeries and months of painful rehabilitation. He had two goals: to recover and spend as much time as he could with his family‚ and to return full-duty to a job he loved. Against popular opinion‚ he succeeded. On March 10‚ 2001‚ Timmy returned to his lieutenant’s job _ full-duty. He was promoted to Captain on September 6‚ 2001‚ and was in FDNY headquarters‚ off-duty‚ the morning of September 11. Of course‚ he responded.

Timmy had a huge heart‚ and shared his faith and compassion and love with everyone he met. His remarkable story has inspired many and his love for the job has touched many firefighters across the country.

He was a loving husband and friend‚ an adored father‚ and a loving‚ devoted son and brother. He was a hero not only because of how he died but‚ more importantly‚ because of how he lived.

Tara Stackpole

Memorial Wall

  1. he is my inspiration, he is my hero, he made my cry, he is my best

    – j.m
  2. i did a speech on him he is my model

    – cameron c
  3. Today my wife, daughter and I did the 9/11 memorial stair climb. We all represented one fallen firefighter as we climbed. I was very honored to represent Timmy.

    – Tim Knepp
  4. I am honored to climb for Timothy. I have read his story and cannot put into words my sincere gratitude for him and for the firefighters in this country. We are a strong nation because of men like Timothy. My deepest sympathy to his family. Thank you for your service Captain Stackpole.

    – Hillary Pulse
  5. beautiful story he is my role model, lifechanger

    – anonymous
  6. Respect

    – MR
  7. Tim was a great man and gave his life to save others for that he is a true hero in my book and many others.

    – S.W.B
  8. Capt. Stackpole, your memory and heroism will live forever.

    – E.R.S.
  9. It is my honor to run in his memory today.

    – Misti
  10. i climbed 90 steps in your honor

    – dean
  11. I ran in remembrance of you at Bay View Middle School today-2016-Never Forget.

    – S.V.
  12. I climbed in honor of Timothy M. Stackpole at the 2016 Lambeau Field, WI stair climb. Reading his story is very touching and is also a good reminder that we may not have tomorrow. Love and appreciate everyday. Thank you Timothy, for your dedication and service; you are a hero. It’s an honor to wear your badge.

    – Liz Paulick
  13. Timothy was a really great man, we climbed 78 flights of stairs today and Bay View Middle School in honor of him

    – Olivia G
  14. I climes in rememberance today at Bay View Middle School- 2016- Never Forget.

    Ella
  15. I climbed in your honor today

    – Thomas Heisel
  16. Hi I’m Darius Holewinski, I walked 50 flights of stairs today at Bay Veiw Middle School in honor of Timothy for his bravery and help.

    – Darius Holewinski
  17. I am a student at bay view and I climbed stairs today in your honor, never forget.

    – Casey
  18. he is the most memerble person R.I.P

    – jaden
  19. Timmy
    I’m sure heaven has all the fun and more we had playing freeze tag in Good Shepherd school yard…..
    God bless you my friend …

    – Tommy Buonanno
  20. I was shown a video about Timothy while trying to learn more about 9/11 and how it impacted America. I was so touched by his story and it has really helped me to comprehend how tragic 9/11 was considering I wasn’t born until a few years later. Timothy Stackpole was, and is, a true hero. He was brave and his perseverance was inspiring to me in more ways than one.

    – Julia
  21. Your story has always stuck with me. Whenever I visit my brother’s grave (Frank Thomas Olivieri) in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY I feel assured knowing that you are buried literally just feet away from him. Frank died by fire, too and I find it no coincidence that you are both so close together. rest in Peace… you are not forgotten.

    – Christine Gleeson
  22. His story is so inspiring. He is a true hero and his bravery and valor is an inspiration to all I’m sure

    – Will
  23. Timothy was a great friend and a great firefighter. Miss you more every day buddy.

    – Ed m
  24. I am climbing stairs in Tim’s honor today in Sioux Falls, SD at Step up for Heroes. Blessings to his family!

    – Anna
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