Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse has released the following statement on the passing of Hackensack Firefighter Richard Kulber. Mayor John Labrosse said:
"Our deepest condolences go out to the Kubler family as the City of Hackensack has lost a hero. As a member of the Hackensack Fire Department for 22 years, Richie Kubler had a deep dedication and a desire to serve and protect. On September 11, 2001, Richie heard of the World Trade Center attacks and rushed to the scene, as he did so many times before, to save as many people as he could. Ultimately, this selfless act of courage that so many displayed on this tragic day cost Richie his life. We all must do what we can to honor his memory, his bravery, and his sacrifice."