FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

NLEOMF Honors 72 LEOs Killed During 9/11 Attacks

August 19, 2011  | 

The National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is hosting a 9/11 memorial ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of the 72 officers killed during that deadly day in American history.

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.; NLEOMF board members, supporters and staff; and dignitaries from law enforcement agencies that lost officers on 9/11 will attend the ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. for the ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9.

The names of the 72 officers are engraved together on Line 23 of Panels 9 through 22 of the memorial's west wall. Following brief remarks, the officers' names will be read aloud, and a wreath will be laid in their honor.

"Over the past 10 years, the horrific events of September 11, 2001 seem to have faded a bit from our collective consciousness. But the service and sacrifice of the 72 courageous law enforcement heroes who laid down their own lives that day for the safety and protection of others will always be remembered here at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial," said Craig Floyd, the NLEOMF's chairman and chief executive.

Of law enforcement officers who died on 9/11, 71 killed at the World Trade Center and one officer — Richard Guadagno, a sworn refuge manager with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service — was among the passengers who died in Pennsylvania while fighting to regain control of Flight 93 from the terrorists. Thirty-seven members of the Port Authority Police Department, including Superintendent Fred Morrone, perished, which represents the most fatalities suffered by a single law enforcement agency on one day in U.S. history.

Also killed at the World Trade Center were 23 members of the New York Police Department; five members of the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance; three members of the New York State Office of Court Administration; a special agent with the FBI; a master special officer with the U.S. Secret Service; and a New York City fire marshal who had sworn law enforcement powers.

The names of all 72 officers killed on 9/11 can be found on the Memorial Fund's website at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names of 19,298 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Grand Ole Opry Star John Conlee to Perform Law Enforcement Tribute Song on TV
Tomorrow morning on Fox & Friends, Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee will perform Walkin'...
Detroit Officers Oppose Pat Downs Before Entering Prison
Detroit police and Michigan corrections officials plan to meet Tuesday to discuss a...
Two Officers' Statements Ruled Admissible in Freddie Gray Case
A Baltimore judge on Tuesday ruled that statements made by two of the six officers charged...
Top L.A. Sheriff's Official Steps Down Amid Investigation Into Purchase of Stolen Car
A high-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official announced his retirement...
Video: Woman Live-Streams Herself While 'Drunk' Driving
A Florida woman used a live streaming app on her phone to record herself while drunk...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine