Public Service Was His Family's Business

September 24, 2001

Vincent Kane was a city police officer for two years before switching to the New York City Fire Department 11 years ago. Kane, 37, of Manhattan, was in Tower Two of the World Trade Center when it collapsed.

A member of Engine Co. 22 in Manhattan, he followed in both of his parents' footsteps - his father, Vincent Kane, was a city firefighter who retired in 1988 and his mother, Joan, is retired from the city police department's youth division. His parents live in Breezy Point, Queens, where Kane grew up.

Kane graduated from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn and in 1986 earned a business degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

"He played in a college band and loved music," his mother said. "He played classic rock on the guitar."

-- Bill Kaufman (Newsday)