Today, at an intimate gathering held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, Memorial Fund staff and friends were joined by US Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers and Amtrak Police Chief Polly Hanson, to honor the 72 peace officers killed tragically on September 11, 2001, the deadliest day in law enforcement history.
Memorial Fund Chief Operating Officer Herbert Giobbi welcomed guests and shared poignant remarks about that tragic day 12 years ago, followed by a reading of the 72 names by Memorial Fund staff members.
"It is hard to believe that this year marks the 12-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. With the passage of time, the horrific events of 9/11 seem to have faded a bit from our collective consciousness,” said Mr. Giobbi. “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 thanks to ceremonies like this and monuments like the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.”
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