Historical Notes Raised in Midwood in Brooklyn, Robert Wallace lived in Woodhaven, Queens, with his wife, Nancy. They had four children, ages 12 to 21. In the summer, Robert took the family fishing and horseback riding in upstate New York, where he spoke of moving and working as a sheriff after retiring from FDNY Engine Company 205. On September 11, Lieutenant Wallace responded to the towers. He was 43 years old.