Police Officer Stephen P. Driscoll
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When his parents' Bronx neighborhood began to change for the worse, Stephen Patrick Driscoll decided to help them realize their dream of owning a house near a lake. "He was so anxious to get them moved out of their neighborhood," said Gail Silke, Mr. Driscoll's sister, who helped manage the renovations at their parents' new home in Carmel, N.Y. "His goal was to put them somewhere they always wanted to be."

For months, Mr. Driscoll wrangled with contractors and fussed over details to make sure the house, which sits beside Lake Carmel, was perfect. Every night after he left his job with the New York City Police Department's Emergency Services unit, Mr. Driscoll, 38, stopped by his parent's apartment and picked up a box of their belongings. He also secretly restored his 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity so his father would have something to drive once he moved to the suburbs.

On Oct. 13, Mr. Driscoll's parents finally moved into their three-bedroom ranch-style house. That night, Patrick J. Driscoll, Stephen's father, wrote a note for his son and taped it to the front door. It read "Stephen, we finally made it. Love, Mom and Dad."

"I just wanted to let him know that we were here," the elder Mr. Driscoll said. The next morning, the masking tape was still on the door. The note had disappeared.
- The New York Times 2/17/2002

Stephen Driscoll, a 10-year veteran of the New York Police Department, loves his job so much, his wife, Ann, said "he'd do it for free."

"Even as a young boy," she said, "he knew this is what he wanted to be."

A Navy veteran, Driscoll, 38, worked on Truck 4 of the Emergency Services unit in the North Bronx. He was one of many rescuers who responded when two hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11.

Driscoll grew up in the Bronx and joined the New York Police Department in 1992, first serving the Midtown South precinct and then spending time in a street-crime unit before joining the Emergency Services unit about three years ago.

He lives with his wife and 15-year-old son, Barry, in upstate Carmel.

- New York Newsday Victim Database 9/26/2001

Police Officer Stephen P. Driscoll, 38, was appointed to the NYPD on January 13, 1992, and began his career on patrol in Midtown Precinct South. Prior to being assigned to ESU 4 in August 1998, he served with the Street Crime Unit. A veteran of the United States Navy, PO Driscoll loved sailing and living near the water. He was also an Honor Guard in the Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band, as well as an active member of the Emerald Society and the New York Shields fraternal organization. He is survived by his wife Ann; son Barry; parents Letitia and Patrick; sisters Shiela, Jeanne, Gail and Michelle; and borther Michael. His brother-in-law, John Tierney, is an NYPD sergeant.
- SPRING 3100, Commemorative Issue

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