It is with deep sadness that I share news of the death of Retired Battalion Commander Joseph N. Brocco, which occurred on Oct. 1, 2018. Chief Brocco was, at times, a stern taskmaster. He was always diligent, highly competent, and truly believed that the mission of the FDNY was both noble and honorable. He held himself to a high standard and expected the same of those who worked alongside him. For me, Joe was a Mentor, a Friend, and a Beloved Comrade who truly lived a Life of Service . R I P Brother Brocco.