Bayonne St. Patrick's Day Parade takes somber turn

Along with exciting festivities at Bayonne’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade yesterday, there was some sadness, as workers with the FDNY marched alongside McCabe Ambulance to honor their fallen colleague.

Yadira Arroyo, a 44-year-old mother of five, was fatally struck by her own ambulance in the Bronx on Thursday when authorities say 25-year-old Jose Gonzalez tried to steal the vehicle.

Members from Station 26 where Arroyo worked were invited to join Bayonne on Friday after Mickey McCabe, founder of McCabe Ambulance, noticed the department’s banner at New York City’s parade. He said within 10 minutes a group of Arroyo’s coworkers said they …read more

Source: Hudson

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