The city and state pay tribute to fallen FDNY EMS Lieutenant Alison Russo by displaying flags from half-masts on government buildings.
Mayor Adams gave instructions on city buildings on Thursday, a spokesman said. The flags were expected to remain at mid-mast until Russo’s internment.
Governor Hochul instructed government buildings to display their flags on half-mast, starting at sunrise on Friday.
“We mourn the loss of Alison Russo-Elling i [EMS] a lieutenant who was killed while on duty, “she said in a statement. “Our hearts are with her family, respecting her life and remembering her as a h*roine. I know all New Yorkers are grateful for her service for more than two decades at the FDNY and as First Aid at the World Trade Center.
Adams shared the same opinion about Russo, who was on her way to get something to eat at a deli when she was accidentally att*cked in Astoria, Queens on Thursday.
“Our hearts go to the family, their colleagues and the city of New York,” the mayor said at a press conference. “We’ve lost one of our heroes.”
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