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2005 Man of the Year Award

Edward Horn

2005 Man of the Year Award

We first met Ed Horn when we were planning the funeral for our son Christopher. Because of a mix up in identification, we were originally going to have a Memorial Mass to honor our son. Three days before our Memorial Mass we were notified by the medical examiner that a terrible mistake had been made and Christopher had been mistakenly identified as José Guadalupe, the chauffeur of Engine 54. We immediately needed to notify St. Michael’s Cemetery to tell them that our son’s remains would be buried there. Ed Horn was gracious and understanding. At the time we did not know how long the Mass would be or what would be involved in the planning or organization of Christopher’s funeral. It was a Firefighter’s funeral. They are quite special. Ed was our rock as was Christopher’s Lieutenant, Bob Jackson. Our friendship was cemented in the planning.

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