National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 44
Year of Death: 2001

Thomas E. Sabella

Tommy was a loving husband and father of two beautiful children‚ Nicole and James. He loved to golf‚ ski and snowboard. He could build anything just from looking at a picture.

He enjoyed everything about being a firefighter: the wonderful friends he made there and the people he would meet on the job.

He is missed every minute of my day.

Diane Sabella

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  1. Firefighter, Thomas E. Sabella, was from what I’ve heard and been told from his younger cousin my boyfriend’s family, he was an extraordinary man and hero especially the day of the 9/11/01 attacks, therefore by performing his line of American duty he’s touched so many lives counting my boyfriends life. From what he’s told me he’s proud to be his cousin and I think that as a Sabella and carrying his cousins memory he’s proudly dedicated himself to carry on with his life making his dreams a reality by by becoming one with our New York states’ law and order society while protecting the lives of his own, his family, friends, moose lodge peers, community and myself with never-ending pride and dignity.

    – Danielle Johnson
  2. I remember when i was a kid how you looked out for us. I enjoyed when you came to see Rose and Gene. We think of you often.

    – Chris russo
  3. I had the honor of holding your picture at a 5k for those who didn’t make it back home on 9/11. From what your family has said, you were one to shy away from recognition, but you deserve it. Your legacy will always live on. You will never be forgotten.

    – Nicole Steeves
  4. Thank you for your sacrifice Thomas E. Sabella. I’m sifting through images of the memorial from when I visited in 2017 as it’s the 20th anniversary at the time of writing and your name is in one.

    You were a selfless individual who no doubt saved lives that day. God bless you and your family.

    – Sam Taylor
  5. I was privileged to run with your picture during the inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5k in Palm Coast Florida. Thank you for service and your courage. With much respect to you and your family!

    – Jenn
  6. On Sunday, September 11th, 2022 in Wilmington, NC I climbed 110 floors in your honor . I wore your badge, often held it and thought of you and your family the entire time. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten.
    Monique Hroncich

    – Monique Hroncich