Chief Tony Ryan Death, Obituary – This week saw the passing of another exceptional member of the Long Island Fire Service. After a heroic and drawn-out battle, former Selden Police Chief Tony Ryan, who was the pillar upon which Stringer News was built on Long Island, will finally rest in peace. Chief Ryan devoted many years to serving his community with integrity, both as a firefighter and as a videographer who documented the work of firefighters for various media outlets. He was a very important figure in history and his impact was felt all across the world.
At this time, the Ryan family, along with all of our Brothers and Sisters in the Selden Fire Department, are very much in our thoughts and prayers.It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the demise of my cherished husband, soul mate, greatest friend, rock, and complete universe. Incredible in his roles as a father, boopah, and friend to many. In order to better assist his neighborhood, he enlisted in the Selden Fire Department and worked his way up through the ranks, eventually reaching the position of Ex-Chief. A total of 35 years of service.
He continued his dedication to serve his community by coaching young football in Central Suffolk. After that, he moved on to teaching the sport at middle schools and high schools, including Dawnwood, Centereach, Wyandanch, and Center Moriches. His objective was to keep the young people of the community off the streets and out of trouble. He was concerned about the health and safety of not only his own children but also the children of other families in the town.
After working with Village Video News for some time, he decided to start his own news organization called Stringer News Service so that he could help an even greater number of people. Keeping his community up to date on local breaking news, regardless of what that news may be, and working in conjunction with the many local news channels, such as News 12, WNBC, WABC, WCBS, and FOX, to name just a few. In addition to instructing and mentoring people in the company’s operations.
Even though he had a lot on his plate at all times, he still managed to find time for his family, his friends, and even fishing. Never once have I heard my husband complain about anything, even though he was going through one of the most difficult struggles that he could have ever been put through. He fought the fight, fought the struggle against the demons, and fought like a genuine warrior throughout it all.