A look at the lives of some of those we've lost
Matthew Rogan, NYFD

by Carolyn James

Matthew Rogan grew up in a home where dedication and service was an example that was set every day in his life. His father was a New York City Police Officer who moved to the New York City Fire Department and his mother was one of the first female Police Officers in New York. Every day, the couple went from their home in Queens and later West Islip to serve the people of New York City.

It came as no surprise to anyone then, when Matthew followed in his parents footsteps and joined the New York City Fire Department.

"Actually, my brother was very much like my father," said Matthew