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Exclusive: Grieving FDNY Father Seeks Recognition for "Black Sunday" Son
In his first interview since his 40-year old son was found dead in his Long Island bedroom--retired, FDNY deputy chief Joseph DiBernardo told PIX 11 he wants his son's name included on the FDNY's "Wall of Heroes"--which honors those who died in the line of duty. Joey DiBernardo died last November, nearly seven years after he was forced to jump from the top floor of a burning building in the Bronx. PIX 11 learned Monday the official cause of death was accidental overdose of painkillers and anti-depressants. "The reason he was on medications was pain. The pain was caused by Black Sunday. If there was no Black Sunday, my son would be here today."
By MARY MURPHY
May 7, 2012