We Remember

Of the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a total of 442 first responders were among those who lost their lives that day, including 70 law enforcement officers at the World Trade Center in New York City and one aboard United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

President George W. Bush signed Public Law 107-89 in 2001 designating September 11 as Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001 and directing the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on that day. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed Public Law 111-13, enacted as the Serve America Act, and designated the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance to be observed on that day.

9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor

The 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor, created by the U.S. Congress in 2004 (Public Law 108-447), is a gilt, light blue-enameled, five-pointed, upside-down star surrounded by a wreath of laurel. The center has a dark blue-enameled pentagon with a gilt disc bearing the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the American eagle holding the shield of the United States and a laurel along with the date “9 • 11 • 01”. This medal is suspended on a gilt disc bearing the letter “H” for heroism inside a keystone representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania surrounded by a wreath of laurels, which is in turn suspended on a neck ribbon, blue with gold and light blue edge stripes and a white center stripe.

On September 9, 2005, this medal was posthumously awarded to each of these 442 public safety officers and presented to their families by President George W. Bush at the White House. Since the law was amended (Public Law 115-276) in 2018 to extend eligibility to members of public safety agencies who subsequently died of 9/11-related health conditions, a total of 384 additional medals have been awarded as of May 2023.

We remember these 71 officers who made the ultimate sacrifice on the deadliest day in U.S. law enforcement history.


Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent Leonard W. Hatton, Jr. – 45 (S-26)

New York City Fire Department
Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca – 47 (S-14)

New York City Police Department
Sergeant John G. Coughlin – 43 (S-23)
Sergeant Michael Sean Curtin – 45 (S-24)
Police Officer John D’Allara – 47 (S-24)
Police Officer Vincent G. Danz – 38 (S-24)
Police Officer Jerome Mark Patrick Dominguez – 37 (S-25)
Police Officer Stephen Patrick Driscoll – 38 (S-24)
Police Officer Mark Joseph Ellis – 26 (S-25)
Police Officer Robert Fazio, Jr. – 41 (S-24)
Sergeant Rodney C. Gillis – 33 (S-24)
Police Officer Ronald Philip Kloepfer – 39 (S-25)
Police Officer Thomas Michael Langone – 39 (S-23)
Police Officer James Patrick Leahy – 38 (S-25)
Police Officer Brian Grady McDonnell – 38 (S-24)
Police Officer John William Perry – 38 (S-24)
Police Officer Glen Kerrin Pettit – 30 (S-25)
Detective Claude Daniel Richards – 46 (S-25)
Sergeant Timothy Alan Roy, Sr. – 36 (S-24)
Police Officer Moira Ann Smith – 38 (S-24)
Police Officer Ramon Suarez – 45 (S-25)
Police Officer Paul Talty – 40 (S-24)
Police Officer Santos Valentin, Jr. – 40 (S-25)
Detective Joseph Vincent Vigiano – 34 (S-23)
Police Officer Walter Edward Weaver – 30 (S-25)

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
Revenue Crimes Specialist Clyde Frazier, Jr. – 41 (S-27)
Director of Tax Enforcement Charles M. Mills, Jr. – 61 (S-26)
Investigator Salvatore T. Papasso – 34 (S-26)
Assistant Deputy Commissioner William Howard Pohlmann – 56 (S-47) ¹

New York State Unified Court System
Senior Court Officer Thomas Edward Jurgens – 26 (S-26)
Captain William H. Thompson – 51 (S-26)
Sergeant Mitchel Scott Wallace – 44 (S-26)

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department
Police Officer Christopher Charles Amoroso – 29 (S-28)
Police Officer Maurice Vincent Barry – 48 (S-28)
Police Officer Liam Callahan – 44 (S-29)
Lieutenant Robert D. Cirri, Sr. – 39 (S-29)
Police Officer Clinton Davis, Sr. – 38 (S-28)
Police Officer Donald A. Foreman – 53 (S-27)
Police Officer Gregg J. Froehner – 46 (S-29)
Police Officer Thomas Edward Gorman – 41 (S-28)
Police Officer Uhuru G. Houston – 32 (S-28)
Police Officer George Gerard Howard – 44 (S-28)
Police Officer Stephen Huczko, Jr. – 44 (S-30)
Inspector Anthony P. Infante, Jr. – 47 (S-27)
Police Officer Paul William Jurgens – 47 (S-30)
Sergeant Robert Michael Kaulfers – 49 (S-28)
Police Officer Paul Laszczynski – 49 (S-29)
Police Officer David Prudencio Lemagne – 27 (S-29)
Police Officer John Joseph Lennon, Jr. – 44 (S-28)
Police Officer John Dennis Levi – 50 (S-29)
Police Officer James Francis Lynch – 47 (S-28)
Captain Kathy N. Mazza – 46 (S-29)
Police Officer Donald James McIntyre – 38 (S-30)
Police Officer Walter Arthur McNeil – 53 (S-28)
Director of Public Safety Ferdinand V. Morrone – 63 (S-27)
Police Officer Joseph M. Navas – 44 (S-28)
Police Officer James A. Nelson – 40 (S-30)
Police Officer Alfonse Joseph Niedermeyer – 40 (S-28)
Police Officer James Wendell Parham – 32 (S-29)
Police Officer Dominick A. Pezzulo – 36 (S-29)
Police Officer Bruce Albert Reynolds – 41 (S-28)
Police Officer Antonio José Rodrigues – 35 (S-29)
Police Officer Richard Rodriguez – 31 (S-29)
Chief James A. Romito – 51 (S-27)
Police Officer John P. Skala – 31 (S-27)
Police Officer Walwyn Wellington Stuart, Jr. – 28 (S-29)
Police Officer Kenneth Tietjen – 31 (S-29)
Police Officer Nathaniel Webb – 56 (S-28)
Police Officer Michael T. Wholey – 34 (S-29)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Refuge Manager Richard J. Guadagno – 37 (S-67) ²

United States Secret Service
Master Special Officer Craig J. Miller – 29 (S-27)

All law enforcement officers are among the 441 names arranged in the First Responders Group (S-5 to S-30), except two as noted.
¹ Name is arranged in the World Trade Center South Group (S-30 to S-66), not in the First Responders Group
² Name is arranged in the Flight 93 Group (S-67 to S-68), not in the First Responders Group
† Revenue Crimes Specialist Richard R. Moore is not included on the National September 11 Memorial. The New York City
Office of Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that he was not a victim, and did not die as a result, of the terrorist attacks.
Source: National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation Inc.
9/11 Agencies Involved
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