Local 9/11 first responders welcome news of bin Laden's death

The news about the death of Osama bin Laden was welcome news for many Sept. 11 first responders from the region, including those at the Yonkers Fire Department.

"It's just a long time coming," said Chief William Fitzpatrick. "And although it will never bring their loved ones back, there is a little bit of closure."

Capt. Larry Dunn, who was part of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, said that the news will help bolster the morale of the troops overseas who are fighting to help stop terrorism.

Those at the department say that the death will help the families of the 343 firefighters who died in the attack have at least some sense of closure.

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