Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will contest a court order to list a retired fire captain alongside his former colleagues on the Sept. 11 memorial.
Bloomberg said Tuesday the city "will fight this in court," arguing that the Fire Department made a reasonable choice to list only active-duty firefighters in an FDNY section on the memorial.
"The Fire Department has a reasonable decision they made a long time ago: you have to have been an on-duty fireman, an active firefighter or officer to be included," said Bloomberg ."That was their decision."
But his family says Corrigan acted as a firefighter that day while helping colleagues and deserves the same recognition on the memorial. A Queens judge agreed with the family on Monday.
"If you want to delay the memorial for a couple years, you start opening it up and revisiting everybody," said Bloomberg at a press conference Tuesday. "You're never going to make everybody happy."
"We'll take a look and see what legal recourse we have," Bloomberg concluded, "but I just dread the thought that we're going to reopen every single issue with the 9/11 memorial. It'll never get done."