Deputy Chief Ray Downey Memorial Run/Walk coming up

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2007, the family and friends of Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey invite you to the 6th Annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey Father’s Day Forever Running Memorial Run in Deer Park, New York. Together, we can keep his memory and the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11 alive.

About Deputy Chief Ray Downey

After serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Middle East, Chief Downey was appointed to the FDNY on April 7, 1962. Chief Downey’s phenomenal 39-year career with the FDNY was built upon success after success and rescue after rescue. One of the most decorated men in the Department, Chief Downey received five individual medals for valor and 16 unit citations. Downey, commanding officer of the Special Operations Command (SOC), died in the line of duty while helping others escape from the fire and collapse scene of the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the organizations supported by the family of Ray Downey.

For information on registering, go to

Date: Father’s Day, June 17, 2007
Time: 5K, 10 a.m. / Kid’s Fun Run, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 759 Long Island Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729

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