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.
“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.
“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.
“Alcohol enthusiast. Twitter ninja. Tv lover. Falls down a lot. Hipster-friendly coffee geek.”