Funeral held for NY firefighter who tried to save others

MARINE PARK, Brooklyn — A funeral was held in Brooklyn Friday for a firefighter who fell to his death from a bridge while trying to reach the victims of a car crash.

Steven Pollard's family, friends and colleagues arrived at the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn's Marine Park neighborhood Friday morning. The funeral began around noon.

Pollard, who was 30 years old and assigned to Ladder Company 170 of the Fire Department of New York, was fatally injured last Sunday on Brooklyn's Belt Parkway.

Pollard was running toward two men injured in the accident when he slipped into a gap in the bridge and plunged about 50 feet.

He's the son of 32-year FDNY veteran Raymond Pollard.

A service is to follow the funeral at the Green-Wood Cemetery Crematory Chapel in Brooklyn.

Watch the service: