We are sad to let the public know that Hartsdale Fire Commissioner Peter Woods has unfortunately passed away over the weekend after a short battle with Leukemia. Peter was a 9/11 First responder, former NYPD officer, and Past President and Treasurer of the Sacred Hearts Parents Club in addition to his service as a Fire Commissioner. We offer our deepest condolences to his family in this dark hour.
His family has set up a Go Fund me at the below link if you are able to contribute: https://www.gofundme.com/f/peter-woods?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
Copying the below from some of our elected officials
State Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins:
“Peter was a gentle giant, always there to help and serve those in the community as the Commissioner of the Hartsdale Fire District. A former NYPD Sergeant and first responder on 9/11, he was a true hero who sadly paid the ultimate price. My deepest sympathies to his family and all who knew him.”
County Executive George Latimer:
“We are saddened by the death of 9/11 Related Illnesses Committee Co-Chair Peter Woods. Peter, a retired NYPD sergeant and commissioner of the Hartsdale Fire District, was a first responder on 9/11 and worked at Ground Zero for five months. In recent years, he was committed preserving the memory of his fellow first responders and was a truly outstanding member of the Westchester County community. We will never forget Peter and we will continue his mission to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Sara, and two daughters.”
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner:”An exceptional 9-11 hero and Hartsdale Fire Commissioner passed away on January 9th Peter Woods, a 9/11 hero, was a model citizen–someone who always tried to help others. He spoke passionately about his experiences on 9/11 at our annual 9/11 memorial ceremonies. He spent many hours working with the Hartsdale Fire district as a Fire Commissioner. He fought for safety enhancements on Central Ave near Sacred Heart Church and did so much more. He was an exceptional human being, had a positive attitude about life–a model citizen and an inspiration.”