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September 6, 2006 | Vito A. Turso / Matthew LiPani(646) 885-5020

Press Release # 06-39, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Damon Allen


Funeral arrangements have been finalized for hero Sanitation Worker Damon Allen, 32, murdered in Brooklyn early Labor Day morning.  Assigned to Sanitation's Brooklyn South District 17, which covers Remsen Village and East Flatbush, Sanitation Worker Allen leaves behind his two daughters, mother, sister and grandparents.

Sanitation Worker Allen, along with his partner Sanitation Worker Michael Kalinowski, received Gold Medals of Honor from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg last year for courageously rescuing Emani McCovery, now 5, from a burning building in Canarsie, Brooklyn, on September 14, 2005.  Sanitation Worker Allen and his partner caught McCovery after her stepfather dropped the little girl from the second floor balcony into the waiting arms of her rescuers. 

Viewing will be held on Saturday, September 9th at: 
Frank R. Bell Funeral Chapel, 536 Sterling Place, Brooklyn
from 11 AM to 3 PM.  
Funeral services will follow on:
Saturday, September 9, 2006 @ 5 PM
Christian Cultural Center
12020 Flatlands Avenue
Canarsie, Brooklyn