QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following in response to questions about the passing of former Deputy Mayor and FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta:

“Nicholas Scoppetta was the very embodiment of what it means to be a true public servant. During his more than four decades in government, Commissioner Scoppetta put his remarkable intelligence and his considerable managerial and leadership experience to work on behalf of the people of this City, first as a prosecutor and then as a deputy mayor and later as the Commissioner who brought much needed reform to the Administration for Children’s Services. And after 343 members of New York’s Bravest were killed in the 9/11 attacks, Commissioner Scoppetta successfully helped rebuild and strengthen what had been a devastated Fire Department. His legacy of achievement in public service will live on for decades to come. My heartfelt condolences go out to Commissioner Scoppetta’s family and friends during this difficult time.”


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