This Memorial Day we should remember those who have sacrificed their lives and sound health so that we remain free and live safely.
New York City Police Detective Kevin Hawkins died of kidney cancer, which he contracted after inhaling toxic chemicals and materials while working hundreds of hours at Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center terrorist attack of 9/11. Detective Hawkins had served with the New York City Police Department for 20 years and was assigned to the Mayor’s Security Detail. Kevin did his job to the fullest. He gave his life for all of us to be safe. He was…and always will be…a true hero. He stood for family, feeedom, and patriotism. He did his part to the fullest. Kevin was a member of the South Shore YMCA and took his fitness seriously.
He is survived by his wife Marie and his two daughters, Natalie and Stephanie. Also survived by mother Dorothy and brother Dave.