Firefighter Jimmy Riches died heroically on September 11‚ 2001‚ Engine Company 4 of FDNY. Jimmy was 29 years young and would have been 30 on September 12. Always with a smile on his face‚ tall‚ strong‚ handsome with a kind and generous heart. He lived life to the fullest.
Jimmy was a great athlete‚ receiving all-city honors in New York City and a basketball scholarship to Belmont Abbey in North Carolina.
Jimmy died doing what he loved to do‚ helping others‚ a true American hero.