Friday, February 24, 2012

I think we found the "WHITE ASSHOLE OF THE YEAR FOR 2012" - Fake 9/11 hero admits lie; fellow firefighters furious

A South Carolina man who told his fellow firefighters he was one of the first responders on 9/11 has admitted it was a lie.

Jordan Lifander, a former Cedarhurst, Long Island volunteer firefighter, said this week that he was sorry for telling firefighters in the Palmetto State that he was a captain of FDNY's Ladder 133, which lost 12 men on Sept. 11.

"You know, once you tell one lie, you gotta keep up that lie," Lifander told on Wednesday. "I got all caught up in the whole 9/11 anniversary and just lied. I was not a member of the FDNY, was not a captain in Ladder 133."

Lifander "did not survive the disaster any more than those of us who watched it on television," CBS 2's Lou Young wrote.

Dressed in a uniform with an FDNY patch, Lifander spoke at a 9/11 memorial service in Spartanburg, S.C., last year, telling the crowd he attended "47 funerals in three weeks for brothers who died that day." He received a standing ovation.

According to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, current and former New York City firefighters contacted the paper on Monday saying Liflander's story was a "sham."

When contacted by the paper, he said he had been "trying to get out of the situation" and "got caught up in the moment."

"I wanted to represent what everybody was honoring that day," he said. "I told it from a New Yorker's point of view."

"It was that whole thing about portraying something I wasn't," Lifander told CBS 2. "The ego, the lie, keeping up with it, a very big mistake ... It just snowballed into something that was out of my control. I'm truly sorry for misleading and lying."

"I'm outraged," Bill Youngson, former captain of Ladder 133, told "I'm sick and tired of people standing up and telling people these stories for a little bit of glory. People have cancer, I have asthma and we paid our dues. In six months, we buried more people than you've ever seen and to read this story—this lie—it has to stop. Put that guy on the wall of shame."

"It's sad, and it's disgusting," Billy Goldfeder, deputy chief of Cincinnati's Loveland-Symms Fire Dept. who runs, told Yahoo News. "There's nothing more sacred than a firefighter's death in the line of duty death. It doesn't get much lower than what he did."

Firefighters at Lifander's former Long Island firehouse are, understandably, livid, too.

"It's a terrible situation," Cedarhurst FD capt. John McHugh told CBS. "I feel bad for the people of South Carolina and I feel bad for the people in the whole 9/11 system."

"It happens a lot because they want to get that hero worship, people telling them 'thank you,'" former FDNY deputy chief Jim Riches added. "It's a sick mind, but he's not the only one doing it. It's out there and I think people should verify who's actually speaking to them."

It's not clear if Lifander is currently a firefighter in South Carolina. A call to Lifander's home was not immediately returned.

The only positive news to come out of this--if there is some--is that it does not appear Lifander used his faux FDNY status for financial gain.

"We've seen 9/11 imposters before, but usually in connection with attempts to defraud the 9/11 victims' compensation fund," Young wrote. "It appears that [he] was interested in glory and not money."

Goldfeder added: "Hopefully, if any good comes of this, it's that people will do some work to verify who they get to speak."


Anonymous said...

What a pathetic petty little person he must be.

Anonymous said...

What a WHITE mule! You people are always trying to scam someone.

I Voted For Obama said...

Jordan Lifander voted for Obama, then told him he was a former U.S. President also.

Perry F'ing Mason said...

Can you imagine if this JO got hired by CFD to become commissioner?

"Well, his heroic background speaks volumes as to what he can accomplish here in the city." yeah, right.

This guy is pretty low - but there are some in the upper ranks of the CPD that could give him a run for his money.

You don't BS about something like 9/11 or for that matter getting medals in a war that you didn't fight in.

I hope that law passes where anyone - including politicians - who claim medals or citations of valor for combat that they were never in, become criminally liable.

Next case!

Anonymous said...

If you want another example of "Stolen Valor" how about the guy that claimed he was awarded the Medal of Honor, our nations highest military award for his actions in Viet Nam.
Only to find out he was never given that award and NEVER even served in the military!
You think it couldn't get worse?
The ACLU is defending this guy who was charged under a law that prohibits such conduct described as, 'stolen valor.'
Their defense, FREEDOM of SPEECH!!!!!!
I'm so livid I can barely type.

Anonymous said...

Sorta like the dbags at the gym who wear FDNY shirts. Well, not even close to what this guy did, but, the same type of douchbaggery.

Anonymous said...

What a piece of shit! He's probably on disability.

Anonymous said...

Have him come to CPD.I've lost count of how many pathological liars I've sat next to over the years.War heroes,one even a congressional medal of honor precipitant.Is Ross "Fibs"Valente still on the job??This fucker had a lie for every occasion.

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Anonymous said...

My boss is a phony too.. His only qualification is he's politcally connected to a scumbag democrat law firm. He's got the scuffs on his knee's to prove he's qualified..

Anonymous said...

"Oh my God" a hero who's a douche bag, who would have thunk it.

Cowboy Tim said...

Damn him to hell. How dare anyone ATTEMPT to steal the honor that good men died for?! Damn him a thousand times.

Anonymous said...

reminds me of several CPD "Heroes" who shot themselves accidentally and lied about it and said an armed offender shot them. All is not ever what it seems on the CPD, you young ones. The bullshit of some of these"heroes" is just as thick as the bullshit of their clouted political sponsors.

Anonymous said...

Look at me!!!!!Look at me!!!!I am special!!!!Give me the attention I crave!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah and i was on the old 6th tact team with Joyce and Kenny Hyman and we kept what we got and never shared and never put your name on our arrests,oh yeah the big pinches ,the blue shirts envied us i can tell you.

Anonymous said...

12:49pm..u said it....There is this older guy at my health club...wears a fucking different cop shirt every day. I can only assume he never was a cop. If he was, he was one of those dorky cops...You know the type, never fucked a broad they met on the job.

Anonymous said...

I went to Walmart last night and couldn't believe they had Monkey Butt powder!!!! LMAO!! It's located next to the Gold Bond powder..

Anonymous said...

You know the type, never fucked a broad they met on the job.

February 25, 2012 2:26 PM

Real professional.And people wonder why CPD and other depts have constant trouble.