Remembering Officers Lost on September 11

Oct. 17, 2023
This year marks 22 years since the 9/11 attacks claimed the lives of close to 3,000 people. Here we pause to honor the sacrifices of the officers who died on that tragic day.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners, crashing into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A total of 72 law enforcement officers perished on that tragic day.

After the impact of the first plane at the World Trade Center, the law enforcement community and fire and EMS personnel rushed to the site to assist with rescue and recovery. Years later, illnesses linked to the exposure to toxic materials following the terror attacks has led to more than 350 deaths from 9/11-related illnesses. Unfortunately, this number continues to rise yearly. Here are the names of the officers who perished on 9/11 that we remember every year.

To read the names of those who have succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses, visit

New York City Police Department

Sgt. John G. Coughlin

Sgt. Michael Curtin

Officer John D'Allara

Officer Vincent G. Danz

Officer Jerome M. Dominguez

Officer Stephen P. Driscoll

Officer Mark Ellis

Officer Robert Fazio

Sgt. Rodney C. Gillis

Officer Ronald Kloepfer

Officer Thomas Langone

Officer James Leahy

Officer Brian G. McDonnell

Officer John William Perry

Officer Glen Pettit

Detective Claude Richards

Sgt. Timothy Roy

Officer Moira Smith

Officer Ramon Suarez

Officer Paul Talty

Officer Santos Valentin Jr.

Detective Joseph Vincent Vigiano

Officer Walter Weaver

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department

Officer Christopher C. Amoroso

Officer Maurice Vincent Barry

Officer Liam Callahan

Lt. Robert D. Cirri Sr.

Officer Clinton Davis Sr.

Officer Donald A. Foreman

Officer Gregg John Froehner

Officer Thomas Edward Gorman

Officer Uhuru Gonja Houston

Officer George G. Howard

Officer Stephen Huczko Jr.

Inspector Anthony P. Infante Jr.

Officer Paul W. Jurgens

Sgt. Robert M. Kaulfers

Officer Paul Laszczynski

Officer David P. Lemagne

Officer John J. Lennon

Officer J.D. Levi

Officer James F. Lynch

Capt. Kathy N. Mazza

Officer Donald J McIntyre

Officer Walter Arthur McNeil

Superintendent Fred V. Morrone

Officer Joseph M. Navas

Officer James A. Nelson

Officer Alfonse J. Niedermeyer III

Officer James W. Parham

Officer Dominick Pezzulo

Officer Bruce A. Reynolds

Officer Antonio Jose Rodrigues

Officer Richard Rodriguez

Chief James A. Romito

Officer John P. Skala

Officer Walwyn W. Stuart Jr.

Officer Kenneth F. Tietjen

Officer Nathaniel Webb

Michael T. Wholey

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent Leonard W. Hatton

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Refuge Manager Richard Jerry Guadagno

Master Special Officer Craig James Miller

Fire Department of the City of New York

Fire Marshal Ronald P. Bucca

New York State Office of Court Administration

Senior Court Officer Thomas E. Jurgens

Capt. William Harry Thompson

Senior Court Officer Mitchel Scott Wallace

New York State Department of Taxation & Finance

Crime Specialist Clyde Frazier Jr.

Director of Investigations Charles M. Mills

Revenue Crimes Specialist Richard R. Moore

Revenue Crimes Specialist Salvatore Papasso

Assistant Deputy William H. Pohlmann

Information provided by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

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