FDNY firefighter Pollard honored after tragic bridge death in Brooklyn one year ago

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City honored an FDNY firefighter Monday who was killed in the line of duty last year.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro were on hand for a solemn plaque dedication ceremony honoring Firefighter Steven Pollard.

The 30-year-old was responding to a crash when he fell from the Mill Basin Bridge one year ago.

WATCH: Fallen firefighter Steven Pollard honored at firehouse ceremony in Brooklyn.

The plaque honoring him was installed at Engine 257, Ladder 170 in Brooklyn.

Last year, Commissioner Nigro said Pollard's death inspired the training of firefighters on how to pass gaps on elevated bridges, as crews often respond in the opposite direction to accidents.

Pollard came from a family of firefighters. His father, Ray Sr., served 31 years in Brooklyn. His brother, Ray Jr., served 11 years in Brooklyn.

Pollard's family members were on hand for Monday's ceremony, supported by hundreds of fellow FDNY members at Engine 257, Ladder 170.

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