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Photos of the heroes of the PAPD

This page was taken from a site created for the PAPD by Cathy of Simi Valley, CA' , a friend of the PAPD, and modified slightly for this memorial page. Full credit is given to the Cathy for the work contained here.

No police department in this nation's history lost as many officers in a single incident as did the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department on September 11, 2001.  From its inception on June 1, 1928 to September 10, 2001, the PAPD lost a total of 7 officers in the line of duty ... 7 officers over a period of 78 years.  On September 11, 2001, the Port Authority Police Department lost 3% of its total force!  Every uniformed rank of the Department lost someone on that fateful day.

Along with the 37 officers, an additional member of the PAPD force was also lost and is often overlooked in the statistics.  Sirius, an Explosive Detection K-9, was a 4 year old yellow labrador retreiver that was killed in the collapose of WTC Tower One.

This page is dedicated to the memory of all the 37 brave and fearless members of the Port Authority Police Department, whose selfless actions and incredible courage in the face of extreme personal risk, made sure that others escaped the World Trade Center, while sacrificing their own lives, so others could live.

The men and women of the PAPD, like me, who are left to serve and honor their memory will do so now and forever.  There can be no other way.  Their memory will always be honored and never forgotten!  Our Department Motto has a new value to us, because of the 37 ...



May God Bless them and their families. Lt. Kevin Hassett,
Port Authority Police Dept., Emergency Services Unit
John F. Kennedy International Airport

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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13
21 PAPD Officers have been recovered
(19 men, 1 woman and 1 K-9)
17 PAPD Officers remain missing at Ground Hero