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Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier

Engine Company 4

 

— September 11, 2001 —

 
Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2019
1. Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Marker
Inscription.  
Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier
Engine Company 4
September 11, 2001
Box 8087 2 WTC

On the morning of September 11, Firefighter Tegtmeier was detailed to Engine 26 for the day tour. He arrived at their quarters just as they were being dispatched to 2 WTC. Engine 26 was ordered to proceed up Tower 2 as far as they could and go into operation at the fire floor. When Tower 2 collapsed without warning, the exact whereabouts of Firefighter Tegtmeier and the rest of Engine 26 were unknown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes.
 
Location. 41° 47.246′ N, 73° 55.449′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (County Route 41) just west of Pine Woods Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Hackett Hill Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 East Market Street, Hyde Park NY 12538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Guinea Community Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stoutenburgh House (approx. half a mile away); World War II
Edward F. Crocker plaque • <i>mounted beside marker</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2019
2. Edward F. Crocker plaque • mounted beside marker
“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which a fireman has to do believe his is a noble calling.
Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.”

Edward F. Crocker Chief of Department F.D.N.Y.
1899-1911
(approx. half a mile away); Those Who Served (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hyde Park World War II Korean War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hyde Park Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hyde Park World War I Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Reformed Dutch Church Hyde Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyde Park.
 
Also see . . .  Roll of Honor: Paul A. Tegtmeier. Paul was a terrific man‚ a wonderful husband‚ son‚ brother‚ and loving father to Aric and Andrea. Paul was always smiling and willing to help his neighbor. He was an active volunteer firefighter for 24 years. At age 40‚ he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter with FDNY. Paul was the happiest he had ever been at the time of his death.
– Catherine Tegtmeier (Submitted on March 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2019
3. Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Memorial
Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2019
4. Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Memorial
In memory of
Paul A. Tegtmeier
and all those
who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001
Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2019
5. Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier Memorial
(marker is located behind flag pole)
Hackett Hill Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2019
6. Hackett Hill Park Sign
(Market Street on right; turn here to access memorial & marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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