Anthony Farfaro: Former MLB pitcher-turned-police officer was killed in a crash while on his way to a 9/11 memorial party

Farvaro, who was an officer with the New York Port Authority and the New Jersey Police Department for about six years, previously played for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners.

The port authority said in a statement: CNN’s WABC. “Officer Farvaro represented the best of this agency and will be remembered for his courage and commitment to service.”

“On this solemn occasion, as the Port Authority mourns the loss of 84 employees in the World Trade Center attacks – including 37 members of the Port Authority Police Department – our grief only deepens today at the death of Officer Farvaro.” The statement said.

The statement said Farvaro left behind a wife and four children.

Farvaro played baseball in college at Saint John’s University in New York prior to his MLB career. The Staten Island native scored his career an average of 3.23 earnings, according to A Greetings posted online by the university.

“His baseball exploits speak for themselves, he’s one of the best bowlers in St. John’s history,” Ed Blankmayer, longtime baseball coach at St. John’s, said in the tribute. “He was a quiet leader, a fierce competitor, and a wonderful fellow. He had an arm like a thunderbolt, but a heart of gold. However, Anthony was more than just an athlete. He was a man of service, a wonderful father and a family man.”

Several of his former Farfaro teammates and teams, as well as law enforcement agencies and elected officials, have taken to social media to mourn his death.

Pour one today for my ex-teammate Anthony Farvaro,” the ex Boston Red Sox Jar Bat Light He said on Twitter. “One of my favorite teammates. Rip my friend.”
“Sorrow over the tragic passing of Port Authority Police Officer Anthony Farfaro,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy chirp. “Officer Farvaro was an invaluable leader in the Palestinian Authority as an academic teacher.”

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