USA - NY - NYNJ Port Authority Police (9/11 memorial) (re-post)
I make no apologies for posting a second copy of this photo, on this 11th anniversary of 8/11.
God Bless all the fallen officers and other emergency personnel - and those who have succumbed since, whether from injuries or other effects of the event, or from their work during the the investigation. Never have LEOs around the world been so united in grief.
God bless the fallen officers.
Part of my collection of USA law enforcement insignia
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, or Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), is a law enforcement agency in New York and New Jersey, the duties of which are to protect all facilities owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and to enforce state and city laws at all the facilities. The PAPD is one of the largest police departments in the United States, with 1,660 officers and supervisors. The PAPD is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a bi-state agency running the bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports along the New York - New Jersey border.
On February 26, 1993 the Port Authority's World Trade Center complex was the target of terrorist attacks. On September 11, 2001, the complex was the target of terrorist attacks for a second time.
The complex housed over 50,000 employees and accommodated 70,000 visitors per day; the efforts of the Port Authority Police, the New York City Police, the New York City Fire Department, New York City EMS, New York State Court Officers, Federal Agents along with countless others helped to minimize the loss of life. The Port Authority Police suffered the worst loss of police personnel in a single event in American history: 37 police officers along with one police K-9 were killed on September 11.