Steven Pollard was born on April 6, 1988, in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn and attended P.S. 207, where he would meet many of his lifelong friends. Steven’s favorite sport was hockey, and he also loved fishing. Growing up, most of his time was spent playing roller hockey at Kings Bay and ice hockey for the New York Stars and for his high school team at St. Edmund Prep. After graduation, Steven went on to work for JetBlue Airways and Con Edison before joining the FDNY.
Steven was a big New York Rangers fan, as well as a New York Jets fan. Fitness was an important part of his daily routine and helped to prepare him for his goal of joining the FDNY, following in the footsteps of his father and his brother. In June 2017, he entered the fire academy, and after graduation he was assigned to Ladder 170 in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Steven loved his job, and he was happy and proud to be a member of Canarsie’s Bravest. His dedication to his job was apparent, always arriving early with a smile on his face for every tour. On January 6, 2019, his company responded to an accident on the Belt Parkway, and tragically Steven’s life was cut short after a fall from the Mill Basin Bridge. He was 30 years old.
Steven was a quiet, humble guy and a loyal and trusted friend. He is sorely missed by his family and friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.
Rest in peace Stephen. Thank you for your service.– Frank Montagna