Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Fire Marshal Ronald P. Bucca

New York City Fire Department - Bureau of Fire Investigation, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Fire Marshal Ronald P. Bucca

I was born in Manhattan. I still have not been able to go back to visit this site. I held my USMC Retirement on 11/09/2001 as a symbolic gesture. One day, I will get over my anger and visit the site... ( sigh )

Maj M. B. Parlor

September 11, 2007

You and your family are still in our thoughts and prayers. Thank-you for all you did that fateful day.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Assistant Prosecuting Atty, Franklin County

September 11, 2007

You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.

September 11, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice and all the lives that you saved that day. It takes a brave man to rush towards the danger as others flee. You are a true hero. Rest in peace.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 11, 2007

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Jutta Bret'l, Germany

September 11, 2007

I'm sorry this comes so late, but better late than never they say. I live in Bell Park Gardens, 1 block over from Ron's parents. I've walked by the apartment many times and I always become sad, thinking that such a great son, in his prime and serving his city, lost his life in such a horrible way. It's totally senseless. I didn't know Ron and I do not know his parents, but they must have been 2 lucky people to have known such a hero, a man who lost his life helping others. My continued condolences to all of Ron's family...God Bless Ron, God Bless you and God Bless America.


June 19, 2007

Thank you is not enough.You are a true American Hero Sir!
Your Bravery will never be forgotten.You saved thousands of lives on that fateful day,and every time I look at The American Flag,I'm even more prouder to be an American!

Joseph Palmer

February 9, 2007

I sincerely and truly hope that Marshall Bucca's family, especially his daughter and son had a wonderful Christmas in 2006. May the Bucca family know that Marshal Bucca will not be forgotten - period. He gave his life to save others, what a man he was.

Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

December 30, 2006

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

December 24, 2006

Dear Ron:
It is my intention, to write a reflection to each and every one of you who gave all, that fateful day. It is the least that I could do, and it is done with the utmost respect and admiration.
In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, "Never before, have so few done so much, for so many". Ron, you have raised the bar for others to copy, in our dedicated commitment to protect our fellow countrymen.
As a result of your bravery and sacrifice, along with all our other fallen brothers, 25,000 innocent people were spared from the certain death they faced. If ever there was a hero, you, Ron, exemplify the word.
And your sacrifice should serve as a stern warning to our enemies, at home and abroad: that they will NEVER overcome what it means to be an American. If they thought that they could demoralize our people, our military, and our police officers, with their acts of murder and cowardice, then they truly have underestimated the spirit in each of us. As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, "We SHALL overcome".
Ron, for all eternity, future law enforcement officers in this great nation, will be able to look at you and all the rest, in awe. For you are STILL, one of America's Finest. Ours, is the most noble of professions, to "serve and protect", even at enormous sacrifice. And you have made us all proud. May God bless you, your family, our police officers, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

November 2, 2006

a hero lives will never be forgotten

September 11, 2006

It's been 5 years since you and many others were taken in 2001 from your friends, loved ones, and from the New York Fire Department. May you continue to shine on those left behind carrying on your hope & dreams.

To you family Thank you for a true hero.

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen

September 11, 2006

You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your courage.

September 11, 2006

On the five year anniversary of your death. I didn't know you, butI think of you often. God Bless you. You are NOT forgotten.


September 11, 2006

Its been five years since that day. We still remember your heroic acts. You gave your all. Just doing what you do and we thank you


September 11, 2006

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Nicole Burdette
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05

September 11, 2006

Rest in peace!! You are a hero for everyone that stands for something good.

August 31, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

I meet Ron at Battle Staff Academy Army Reserves, Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA. He helped me through the course and we became good friends. Ron told me of his job as a Search/Rescue Diver for the NYFD. Ron was dedicated to helping others, we all could learn from him. Ron gave me a Shirt from his Ladder Company which I had sewn on the back of my jacket. I will NEVER forget such a great friend, God Bless your family.

Master Sergeant (Ret.) Dan Castro
U. S. Army 78th Division

April 27, 2006

Thank you for all you did Marshall Bucca. I'm sure we will never know how many lives you saved on that tragic day. My God be with you, AND ALL THE BRAVE MEN,AND WOMEN OF THE NYFD,and NYPD who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Officer Dannis Drummonds
Homewood Police Alabama

January 30, 2006

My prayers are with your family and friends following the fourth anniversary of this horrific day in US history.

E. Goyke
Riverdale PD

September 12, 2005



September 11, 2005

May God continue to bless your family, friends and department. Thank you for your service.

Chesterfield County Police

September 11, 2005

last night i watched a documentary on the 9-11 attack and i really showed what a brave man you and another fdny chief were. because yall were cross country runners you two made to the 78th floor before anyone and was able to save lives. god bless you

dallas police officer
dallas police dept. dallas texas

August 23, 2005

My son is currently serving at Camp Bucca. I'm proud of him just as I am of Fire Marshal Bucca. I'm sending him the information as to how his camp got it's name. God Bless

Dave Shumate
Army Vet

January 12, 2005

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