Fireman Rob Pope, a father of one, was also a member of the Olympic Bobsleigh Team at the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer in Norway.
At the time of his death, his wife Nicky said:
"Rob was a joker and always saw the amusing side to life. He doted on our little boy and we will never forget him."
The minicab driver, Mohamoud Amin, 38, of Park Royal, London, was jailed for three and a half years.