One of our very own retirees was added to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Wall this past weekend. This National Fallen Firefighter Memorial is located in Emmitsburg, Maryland at the US National Fire Academy. Clifton LT John Van Dorn Jr was added to the memorial wall on October 9, 2022.
Lieutenant John Van Dorn Jr. responded to the World Trade Center voluntarily on September 13, 2001. John passed away from a 9-11 WTC related illness on August 8, 2020. Lieutenant Van Dorn will be forever missed by his family, friends, and brother firefighters.
John P. Van Dorn Jr. 66 of Clifton died peacefully at his Clifton home surrounded by family on Saturday August 8, 2020. Born in Passaic, he was a lifelong resident of Clifton. John was a Clifton police officer prior to becoming a firefighter for the City of Clifton. He was a firefighter for 27 years and a member of FMBA local #21 in Clifton.
Lieutenant John P. Van Dorn Jr
Clifton Fire Department
Served from May 21, 1981 to June 1, 2009
Below is a photo gallery showing pictures of the memorial event that took place on October 8 & 9, 2022.