Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We Will Never Forget the Law Enforcement Heroes of 9/11
Today, at an intimate gathering held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, Memorial Fund staff and friends honored the 72 American peace officers killed tragically on September 11, 2001.
Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd welcomed guests and shared some personal remembrances of that tragic day 11 years ago. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. delivered some remarks before leading in reading the names of all 72 officers killed on the deadliest day in law enforcement history.
"These heroic men and women answered the highest calling of their profession, placing the safety of others above their own,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Put simply, their selfless actions saved countless lives. And—especially this morning—as we lift up their stories, we also reaffirm the values that have always been the hallmark of America's law enforcement community, and honor the contributions—and the ongoing work—of those who give so much to keep us safe.”
Here are two articles that reflect on the tragic events of 9/11, written by Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig W. Floyd. These articles were published in American Police Beat Magazine, one month after the attacks, and one year later, respectively:
Reflections from "Ground Zero," October 1, 2001
9/11: A Year Later, August 27, 2002