6 days ago
A message from Second Generation Chief Terrence J. Farrell ..
Today, we honor and remember the men and women who perished on the fateful day of September 11th, 2001. Tonight, the Dix Hills Fire Department will honor a man that some knew as Terry, Big Dude or Chief. To me he will always be known as Dad. Though some may know the story of my father, others may not.
My Father is most famous for his courage but more importantly his humility. Throughout his life he has had numerous occasions where he was a selfless man. At home he worked hard every day to provide for my mom, sister, and me. In his free time (what little he had) he dedicated himself to his local community as a volunteer firefighter. Nationally, he became known as Mr. Nice Man, undergoing a painful procedure in the 90s donating his bone marrow that saved a little girl in Nevada.
You could say he had a lot to brag about, yet this man I knew as my father was quiet and humble. He never asked for praise, he was a man that showed you that actions speak louder than words. To him this is what we are here to do with our time here on earth, to serve humanity the best way we can.
Terrence J. Farrell
Dix Hills Third Assistant Chief ...
Your dad would be very proud of the man you have become. God bless both of you 🙏🙏
Beautifully said T. No doubt your dad is incredibly proud of the man you have become. 💙❤️
He was a wonderful man! You look just like him .
Outstanding well said Chief God bless
Well said chief
You Dad was a wonderful man, I was blessed to have met him.
He should be admired. He's incredibly Amirable!
I met your Dad only once at a Mutal Aid to Dix Hill he left a lasting impression. I’m sure he is very proud of you.
Your Dad was a mentor and a true friend. I miss him.
I was a privy with your Dad! Remember him fondly! God bless🇺🇸
God bless him and God bless you and your family ❤️
Saw your dads story recently on inside edition. He was truly a hero. ❤️❤️🙏🙏
TJ, I met your dad when I was your T-ball coach. I always enjoyed talking when we’d meet at Chief’s Council or parades. He made a big impression on me, I think of him often. Best to you and your family.
Personally i never got the chance to meet him,but from the stories i have heard, a stand up guy without a doubt. Im sure along with my cousin and all the other brother we lost that day he is looking down proud of the Accomplishments we have made ( and of course laughing at our mistakes, but damn proud of us) may they continue to rest in peace and may we never forget the sacrifices thwy made for there country and there city! 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️
Your Dad and I were in the same NYPD Academy class 84-61. Our class had a lot of fun together. He was a great guy and a person we all admired.