"He had a grin on his face all the time, like he was born with it. It was as if he were grinning at himself. He was fast with a joke, even faster at motivating all those around him, and he kept everyone's spirits high, regardless of the seriousness of the situation at hand. He moved swiftly and at times seemed to float from one place to another. He seemed to have the world figured out; David's grin is deeply missed," stated friends and comrades.
David P. Lemagne, 27, of North Bergen, New Jersey, lost his life when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were struck by planes taken over by terrorists and flown into it sides. Moments later the tallest buildings in the world would plummet to the ground in a matter of seconds, taking the life of David and thirty-seven other Port Authority Police Officers.
He was stationed at Journal Square and had been deported to the scene when the news of the bombing came across the air. David was last seen on the concourse level of the South Tower after the first building fell. APA Sergeant stated David picked him up moments before the second tower crumbled. "I saw this light coming, and I thought I was dead, but it was David. He took me by the arm and led me out. I turned around to thank him and he was already running back inside. I have him to thank for my life."
Lemagne was a member of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was a member of the Union City Volunteer Ambulance Corps and belonged to the Ambulance Explorers, a group that focused on emergency medical training. David began public service when he was eleven years old, always volunteering somewhere and became an EMT at the age of sixteen. David's sister stated, "on 9-11 he entered the Twin Towers as a paramedic to help people, that's just who he was."
We honor you, David LeMange.
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