Nassau County, NY - June 15, 2016 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in conjunction with the Nassau County Fire Commission Endowment Committee, held a ceremony on Sunday, June 12th at Eisenhower Park, to dedicate the addition of Fallen Inwood Fire Chief Joseph J. Sanford Jr.’s name to the Nassau County Firefighters Memorial. County Legislators Norma Gonsalves, Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker, along with Chief Fire Marshal Scott Tusa and Fire Commission President Denis Collins, joined the County Executive at the memorial. Sanford’s widow, Janisha, and his daughter, Janisha, were also present at the ceremony.
“On December 23, 2014, Nassau County lost a member of its community, who was both a County employee and a most dedicated volunteer firefighter, Chief Joseph J. Sanford, Jr. Joseph died in the line of duty, responding to a house fire in Woodmere, and giving his own life to save the lives of others. In honor and remembrance of his selfless service to Nassau County’s residents, we have added Joseph’s name to the firefighters’ monument here in Eisenhower Park, alongside his fellow fallen heroes.”