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The girlfriend of a New York firefighter who died after falling 50ft from a highway bridge while responding to an accident has posted a touching tribute.
Brianna Torkel took to Facebook to honor Steven Pollard, who died while responding to a car crash in Brooklyn on Sunday.
'To - Angel
'To know you was to love you. My sweet angel I am so proud of you,' she wrote.
'You left this world a hero, something you were born to be.'
Torkel - Boyfriend - Spark
Torkel credited her boyfriend with lighting 'a spark back in me that I thought was long gone'.
'Thank you for loving me the way you did,' she continued.
'You - Place - Protector - Ball - Buster
'You were my safe place, my protector, my ball buster, my big idiot, and my absolute best friend. You were my home.'
Torkel said she was 'so proud' to have known Pollard, who fell while trying to cross a 3ft gap that separated the eastbound and westbound lanes of an overpass bridge.
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'Some people never get to experience the love we shared in a lifetime, and I was lucky enough to have it with the absolute greatest man I have ever and will ever know,' she continued.
'I have unfortunately gained the greatest angel I could ever ask for, the love of my life.'
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'Please watch over your parents, family, all the fellas down at the fire house and me, puppy. I love you so much. Rest in the sweetest peace.'
Pollard had been working as a firefighter for a year and a half and just finished his probationary period before his tragic death.
'He - Firefighter - Way - Firefighter - FDNY
'He was a good firefighter. He was on his way to be a great firefighter,' FDNY Ladder 170 Captain Jimmy Quinn told CBS New York.
'He was going to be an anchor in the firehouse.'
Pollard - Two-car
Pollard was responding to a two-car...
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