New York Daily News

Updated: September 16, 2015, 8:09 AM

  

 

Far Rockaway street renamed for NYPD officer killed in arson fire

BY KAYLE HOPE, LAURA BULT

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'Detective Dennis Guerra Way' was unveiled in Far Rockaway on Saturday in memory of the cop who died in April 2014.

The stretch of street running past the Queens home of a police officer who died trying to save lives in an arson fire was named in his honor Saturday.

“Detective Dennis Guerra Way” was unveiled in Far Rockaway on Saturday in memory of the cop who died in April 2014.

He clung to life for three days after inhaling toxic fumes while responding to an intentionally set mattress fire at a Coney Island housing project.

“I know he is watching over us right now in amazement,” Guerra’s wife, Cathy Guerra, said during an emotional speech. “Dennis was a humble, loving and caring person that always tried to do what was right.”

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Zachary Guerra, 8, at the street renaming for his father.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the dedication was especially meaningful because Guerra was the first on-duty officer to die during his tenure.

“Dennis was a hero,” Bratton said. “He ran towards the danger.”

The roadway now bearing Guerra’s name is on Granada Place near Faber Terrace.