Firefighter Cornell Horne began his career with the New York City Fire Department on August 13, 1977. After his probationary training, Cornell was assigned to the “Tin House,” Engine Company 232. After a few years he transferred to the “Tin House,” Ladder Company 176, where he spent the bulk of his career. He also served brief details with Battalion 44 and the Special Operations Command.
Cornell donated much of his free time assisting with FDNY charities, especially the Turkey Trot and softball league. A Vietnam combat veteran (1968-70), he was the recipient of a Purple Heart.
Firefighter Horne is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Veronica; son, Evan; stepson, Idris; mother, Gwendylon; and sisters, Penelope and Debbie.