The Witness to History series brings together the men and women of Law Enforcement who were instrumental in landmark events in American history. These talks take place in the Museum’s theater for information about upcoming programs please visit the Museums Events pages.
Ten years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, three law enforcement officers recall their experiences of the deadliest day in law enforcement history. The panelists discussed the impact of the terrorist attacks and their aftermath on law enforcement and the whole country. Each law enforcement shared their unique experiences. Chief Joseph Morris of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (ret.) recalled what he witnessed at the World Trade Center in New York City. Carl Truscott, former Assistant Director of the United States Secret Service and former Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, spoke about what September 11th was like at the White House. Chief Richard Keevil of the Pentagon Police Department and former Commander of the Virginia State Police talked about the destruction at the Pentagon.
This program was generously sponsored by Target