New York Daily News

October 20, 2001

Mayor of Emergency Service

In upstate Carmel, Police Officer Stephen Driscoll of Emergency Service Squad 4 was remembered for his deep dedication.

" 'Mayor of emergency service' - that's how he was known," Officer Kevin Donohue told several thousand mourners at St. James the Apostle Church.

Another officer, James O'Connor, remembered how much Driscoll wanted to join the Emergency Service Unit.

"Stephen couldn't swim - he was afraid of heights - but he wanted to join the ESU," O'Connor said.

"There wasn't anything he couldn't do for anyone else if they needed it," said the Rev. William Kalaidjian. "He would be the epitome of helpfulness."

Driscoll, 38, served in the Navy before joining the Police Department in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ann, and their 15-year-old son, Barry.