Thousands of police, firefighters and military personnel yesterday escorted
the casket of New York City firefighter and Army reservist Christian
Engeldrum to St. Benedict's church in the Bronx. Engeldrum, 39, who
responded to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, was killed in action
Nov. 29 in Iraq. He is the first New York City employee to die in the Iraq war.
SHANNON STAPLETON / Reuters